This was my Grandpa’s vehicle last monday after I filled with all the pieces of my tree as well everything else I would need for my little trip to Coe Hill.
Here’s a link to the Finnegan Lake Gallery facebook page where you can see more photos of me at work posted by Jenn last week.
I have more photos coming…
One of my favorite new discoveries from the last month or so was when I found out I could also scratch designs into the plastic pop bottles to create even more detail…
I’ve been taking advantage of the sunbeams in the living room :)
we re-arranged the living room last week and I hung up some tree branches from my old “hello housekeeping” art installation on the wall.
-crocheted electrical cords with hotel amenity bottles as leaves.
Happy New Year!! Only one more month left to go see my mandala and the rest of the Hard Twist 7- Touch Me, Feel Me- textile arts show at the Gladstone Hotel. The last day will be January 27, 2013.
I was able to do a lot conceptual work on this piece and planned it all out to make it symmetrical and balanced. Which made it was easy for me to calculate how much of each of the materials I used in total:
66 pop tabs, 68 wine bottle lids, 26 bread-tags, 40 toilet paper rolls, 28 Danactive bottles, 84 yogurt cups, 23 lightbulbs, 20 bottle seals, 12 plastic drink bottles, 36 pudding cups, 11 hotel snack tin bottoms, 28 hotel snack tin lids, 160 juice/milk/cream carton seals with loop, and the only thing I can’t really be sure of is how many phone/electrical cords, cables, and wires I worked with….. Everything is attached to a chicken wire base using sewing and crochet techniques.
Thanks to everyone who helped me collect items for this piece. much love!
Here it is on the floor of the Gladstone hotel yesterday, I had to spend some time reshaping it and fixing things after I was forced to fold it and crumple it and literally slam the door on it to get into the car to transport it from my house in the rain. I was so focused on finishing the piece all month I didn’t spend much time thinking about moving something of that scale. haha…always learning. It turned out well anyway the materials I worked with are wonderfully resilient. I will be going back soon with my good camera to take some pictures of it hung on the wall. I’m very happy with how it looks. So more pictures to come! Tonight is the opening! Come see it in the flesh…as well as all the other talented textile artist’s work in the show!
Photo credit and a Giant Thanks to my friend Dave for helping me transport and install this piece.
I don’t even know what I’m going to think about once I’m through with this piece. The deadline is next week so I’m working on the last bits now every chance I get….Here’s some crappy images from my cellphone:
Its still a work in progress, I have more stuff attached to it now but here’s another little peek from a few days ago. By the end of the week I should have some good finished photos. I’ve been taking so much time off work for this piece its wonderful I’m starting to feel human again
I also really need to collect a bunch more of these milk, cream and juice carton seals by thursday…ahhhh