Hi everyone! Here are the time-lapsed images of 1500 from the opening night of Glass.Fiber.Stone. We had a great turnout (around 450 people in 3 hours, I think). It’s hard to see the changes in these photos, but they’re there, I promise! Tomorrow I think I’m going to zoom in a little closer. I’ll also space the photographs farther apart – an hour between each instead of a half-hour. Thanks for joining me as I learn how to present and document an interactive piece like this. 🙂
Hey! Where are you and what are you doing? I’m back in God’s Country and I’m a bit behind on my blog…
I wanted to write tonight for two reasons:
1) My Kickstarter project is funded. Thank you to everyone who contributed; you’ve made an impact on 1,500 other people as well as my life and future! I’ll be working on Backer rewards soon. There are still some rewards left, if you’d like to donate and push the project over 100%. Click here to check it out. It closes tomorrow night at 11:59pm.
2) I ordered the lights for said project a couple of days ago. Now, I know this is probably not very exciting to the rest of you, but the UPS man brought them this evening and to put it simply: they made my night. They are SO COOL. I don’t know nearly enough about lights and lighting systems to completely geek out over them, but if I did, that’s what would be happening right now. My original plan called for regular light ropes to wind under the 1.500 individual ceramic pieces on the floor. I was a little worried about the thickness/bulk of the rope in comparison to the size of the heartstones, but I figured I’d make it work somehow as I didn’t know of any other options.
That is, I didn’t know of any other options until Amazon.com, that creeptastic genius, kept track of what I was clicking on and suggested “micro LED string lights.” These lights are on two superfine silver wires that can be bent and rebent to any shape. They’re small and bright and battery operated, which is perfect because the Feed & Grain is going to be running on generators during the show, and my other piece (Invincible Summer) is going to be an energy suck. Beautiful, but definitely in need of strong halogen lighting.
At any rate, after opening the packages tonight and rigging up the batteries, let me tell you something – this is one time I was glad my so-called internet privacy was non-existent. I promptly went back online and ordered another string, one that’s longer with more lights per foot (20′ and 120 lights vs. 7′ and 20 lights). Here are some pictures of these sweet sweet babies. I hope they’ll allow you to at least partially join in my joy… 😉
Okay so maybe I did geek out, just a little bit.
See you soon (probably from Colorado!).
Hello there everyone!
Where are you and what are you doing? I just dropped my mom off at the airport in Providence. She and my sister, Jen, were here for about a week, for graduation (which my dad came to too, but he had to leave early to go back to work). I had promised them a luxurious vacation, going to Boston, Cape Cod, New York, and maybe even Montreal… well… they ended up being unpaid interns at Amy Uthus Ceramics instead!
It took me a lot longer to pack up my art and move out of my school studio than I thought it would. Whoops. They both worked really hard and maintained a great sense of humor about it though, which I appreciated. Thank you both for all your help! If I can remember to bring my memory card with me next time I’m at a computer with internet I’ll post some pictures of what my studio looked like prior to their arrival 🙂 and maybe I’ll post a picture of what my apartment looked like prior to the MFA show’s opening reception. I might be too embarrassed to do that though…
Anyway, I’m writing to remind y’all (can I use that term even though I’m from ND?) about my KickStarter project, which is hopefully going to be used to fund my first post-graduation, professional show (in Loveland, CO). I’ll have two pieces in the show – the one described on the project’s page http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/325571772/bring-1500-an-interactive-artwork-to-loveland-co and another one, called Invincible Summer, that will consist of 12 17″ x 19″ x 2mm thick lighted porcelain panels. I’m looking for any help anyone is willing to give to get this project off the ground — What’s in your couch cushions these days?? Pledging is really easy – it only takes a couple of minutes. So far the project is 47% funded.
Thanks to some amazing assistance designing and building crates, packing said crates, and hauling them to a shipping center, 1500 and Invincible Summer are on their way to Colorado as we speak! They should arrive on Wednesday, June 6th.
Thank you to all the backers who have pledged support so far: Jackie and Eric, Jen, Sarah, Erika, Matt, John, Molly, Abbie, and Avery, and to the people who have been helping me with the aforementioned physical aspects of the project: My mom and sister, Shingo, Jim, Avery, Jessica, Allie. You all are great! I appreciate each and every one of you.
I’d also be most grateful if you could pass this project and link http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/325571772/bring-1500-an-interactive-artwork-to-loveland-co on to your friends in person or via email, facebook, twitter, linkedin, skype, blog, phone convo, texting, sign language, hand written letter, telepathy, telegraph, etc… there are only 12 days left to raise the remaining $562 needed to reach the goal of $1067. 1500 needs word-of-mouth help from people like you to succeed. I’m really looking forward to installing this piece. I’ve never made a piece where all the parts get taken away by the viewers (each person will be invited to take one of the 1,500 individual pieces home with them).
The organizers are expecting well over 1,000 people to see the art during a period of three days, which is great exposure for me at the beginning of my career. It also should be a pretty sweet adventure (I was told the exhibition building, an old grain elevator, is currently inhabited by raccoons who “keep crapping all over”). I’ll leave you with that lovely image 🙂 Hee hee!
Thank you for your help!
Also, if you made it to the bottom of this post, good for you! Let’s have another contest, shall we? Guess how much the actual shipping charges were to ship 2 crates and 2 boxes full of work to Colorado – person who’s closest wins. Winner will receive one of my handmade translucent porcelain cups, shipped to your door (US only, sorry!). Contest will end on Wednesday, June 6th, at whatever time I find access to the internet that day.
This rule is for my dad: one guess per person. This rule is for me: you must be ‘following’ this blog to be eligible.
Ready, set, go!