Yesterday I shipped off the Needlepoint Rivers project to the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, where they will be part of the exhibition Craft Revolution. Here’s an image of the full set, displayed at Bromfield Gallery in 2014.
With Labor Day and various other stuff happening, I haven’t been able to get over to the Nave until late this afternoon. Alas, I was only there for a couple hours, mostly to make more repairs to the Mississippi and to lay the other two out on a different support system. The plinth wasn’t quite
Today started off, oddly enough, as something of a clean-up day. I moved the trash bags I’m using as floor protectors for the wet projects, I shifted a bunch of the loose cubes over to where the river production area was, I cleaned up the pixel dice construction site, and collected boxes in one area
I spent most of the day fixing up the 3D pixel Nile, 3D pixel Yangtze, and piecing together the last bits of the 3D pixel Mississippi. Here’s a quick shot of the Nile, resting on a table: I also constructed five ephemeral Random Pixel Objects and three physical Random Pixel Objects. I forgot to snap
There were some technical snafus, like the batteries for the camera I use for the random pixel grids conking out, so today I don’t have many images. However, I did finish painting the new sets of pixel dice, and sanded the edges of one set of 12:
More fun at the Nave today. I used the heavy rain to soak some paper and play with ink patterns: I did more random pixel grids with the six-level grayscale dice. Here’s a sampling of three of them:
I went down to the gallery today and got some pictures of my needlepoint rivers as installed. The show looks great! The opening is on Friday the 11th, please come if you can.
I’ll be in a show at Bromfield Gallery next month called Black and White, and have been preparing a large series of work for the occasion. Today I framed everything, so everything’s ready to go. Here’s another quick shot of what’s coming:
It’s been a while, partially because I’ve been busy, but also because the video glitches from earlier have pretty much overwhelmed my poor computer and it tends to crash every fifteen minutes. I finally bit the bullet and ordered a new iMac yesterday. One of the things I’ve been busy with is a project specifically
I’d been working on them piecemeal for a while, but I had the chance to really sit down and work on some needlepoint pieces while I was at Somerville Open Studios on May 3rd and 4th. Here’s a gallery of what I’ve been working on. This is the analemma, the shape that the sun traces