Thursday, November 29, 2012

Construction and De-Construction: Passage

Here are some sketches of the planning of the support structure from which the sheets would hang. I owe it to my peers for this one. The frame consisted of simple dowel joints which were extremely strong and required no glue or screws, this allowed for the work to be dismantled and packaged efficiently.

De-installing process

In process: Drilling holes for the dowel joints.


Rolling sheets on rods to be mailed.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Passage: An Interactive Installation

Passage is a temporary interactive Installation. During the creation of the piece I was inspired to reflect the landscape which surrounded me, the rolling hills and valleys of Southern France. I was taken not only by the color-changing vineyards and moist caves but the vast sky that seemed to renew itself every day, fresh and crisp. This vast blue negative space which I represent with positive layers yet the air, the sky, fills the space between the sheets of fabric. The landscape is an ever changing element and experiencing it is an extreme sensory experience, two characteristics I attempted to capture.

Photo Credit: Kayla Cloonan
Photo Credit: Kayla Cloonan
 This piece also evokes a sense of play, like running through the sheets as a child. The hanging sheets of fabric also have a feminine quality with the waves of the edges and the layers mimicking a Georgia O'keefe painting. When inside of the work one feels safe and yet vulnerable.
Photo Credit: Kayla Cloonan

Photo Credit: Daniel Dennis

Photo Credit: Kayla Cloonan

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Fontaine de Vaucluse

I've fallen in love with a place, can't I just live here for a year? Today our landscape painting class took an excursion to Fontaine de Vaucluse, one of the most beautiful places in France. Unfortunately it is somewhat of a tourist trap but during the fall there is less traffic and people. The autumn colors have started to peak through, it is simply breathtaking. 


In progress

Installation Update

 Hey everyone! Just got back from Paris! Here is a maquette I created for my Installation class. I have all  my materials and am ready to start building!