Thursday, June 23, 2011

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Installation for Art Prize 2011

8 June 2011
Recently I went on a car trip from Ann Arbor, MI to Seattle, WA. While I occupied the passenger seat I bent wire to form suspenders.

I've cut and bent 4800 aluminum suspenders. I have approximately 2600 more to do. This is all in preparation for my installation at the Grand Rapids Public Museum in Grand Rapids for Art Prize 2011 (September 21 - October 9, 2011).

I bent wire in the Columbia River Valley:

I bent wire in Missoula, Montana -

I bent wire at the Grand Coulee Dam -

I bent wire in the car -

I've bent wire in hotel rooms -

This is my elevator talk about the piece (called Rain)I'm making:

"I'm taking 7000 reflective squares and arranging them within the space of an airy 10' cube. The squares will move with ambient air currents."

In case you're wondering how the reflective squares relate to the suspenders, one suspender sits under each reflective square on lines of monofilament. A visual of a small version of this in on youtube.