Off on another adventure to take sculpture to Grounds for Sculpture. Execpt we’re supposed to be already gone, not still loading. At least Russ leaned the sculptures sideways so we can get out of the door.
What? all this neon has to go to? It’s going to be a long drive….
Cell Baby has been so popular that I thought he (or is it she?) deserved his own quilt. So I made this little 11″ x 17″ quilt. When I thought of a name for the quilt, I had to laugh. It’s called “Family Minutes.”
It’s been a while since I made anything this small. Next time I want to work small, I think I’ll work Medium!
Around here we’re having a drought, even though all it did all weekend was rain. Everytime I used my new umbrella (with a handy rectractable button — got it on my last trip at Brookstone at the Cincinnati airport), I thought of the Flying School (Ãƒcole d’aviation) installation by artist Diane Landry. We saw this at the gorgeous Rice University in Houston last fall, but I never got around to posting it. Probably because Russ took so many great photos, it was hard to choose.
The umbrellas are all on Landry’s mechanical contraptions with hand-made bellows that breathe air in and out — raising and lowering the umbrellas. Constantly moving at different rates, the bellows make sighing-singing noises, and the umbrellas slide up and down, open and close in sort of a solemn dance. How wonderful to take such a common place thing as an umbrella and make it into art!
And to someone like me who uses commercially printed fabrics in my art, I cannot but help to appreciate the wonderful array of umbrella patterns that Landry has assembled.
As they move up and down, the umbrellas which are lit from below, casting ever-changing star-shaped patterns on the ceiling of the gallery, and so beautiful to watch!
In the next room there was the Mandala Naya, an amazing contraption that moved a light bulb in and out of a plastic laundry basket surround by empty water bottles. The moving light created an ever-changing performance of light on the wall.
That night R went to an art performance by Landry, and I went to the QA reception at the International Quilt Festival. I still wish I had gone to the performance also!