As I've been talking about, my free days have been spent in the studio working on a bunch of "smalls" for the upcoming Local 14 show. So, here are some photo updates for you:
This one, unnamed for now, is in a tall skinny box (about 20" in all), with another small box on top that contains some round red ceramic-type piece that I don't even remember picking up. Off the bottom hangs a fishing lure with red beads on the wire.
And a detail:
In the background, you can see part of the collage I made at the beginning of this process, and a wonderful zipper Nils found for me at a garage sale one day (out of a pair of boots, I think).
Here's another, tentatively titled Miles to Go. It starts with a shallow box for a background, then some old barn boards on top of that, that a small drawer for the main container (see the small white knob on top?). Shoe forms flank the sides, some sort of red military epaulet (I think) graces the top, and from the bottom hangs an old leather bag with vintage letters inside.
Last night I attended a meeting in Portland for the Local 14 show. It should be fantastic having seen a powerpoint presentation of all the wonderful work. As a guest artist, I have to work 9 hours during the weekend, so I'll be hanging around Portland quite a bit that weekend of the end of Sept/beginning of Oct but it should be fun.
I hope you are all having some creative time. We are having a heat wave (for us)...near 90. Found a dead flicker by one of the front windows, a crash I am sure, so I'll keep you updated on what I did with it. For right now, suffice it to say that the wings and feet are in silica gel, and the body is being taken care of by the yellow jackets (and I hope to retrieve the skull and beak at least. Pictures to follow if it doesn't gross you out too much :)
Oh, and poor Felix had to have surgery and a tooth pulled, so here he is in his misery. I always feel so sorry for animals with these cones on.