I am busy, busy, getting projects together that I will show this summer. I’m continuing in work that is inspired by natural design (nests, eggs, plants, sheep, bugs…) and look forward to showing my work at a few outdoor festivals (my favorite!).
As I mentioned in an earlier post, I am creating kinetic sculpture. It’s very new and challenging for me, but quite exciting. I will document my progress here. Please check back often. Also, below you will find a list of my upcoming exhibitions. I’d love to see you this summer.
I am also happy to announce that I am working on my first book. I am writing a children’s book called, “Hey, Where’d You Get That Sweater?” It’s a picture book following the thread (!) from sheep to sweater (could possibly become “… Get Those Socks – we’ll see how much yarn we get from our harvest!). I’m especially thrilled that I get to work on this project with my family.
Additionally, I am doing some teaching/assisting this summer. I am teaching a workshop in kinetic sculpture at Northstar Junior High in June and get to assist amazing artist and teacher Erin Shafkind in the week-long teen camp, Plush Soft Sculpture, at Gage Academy. There are still a few spaces – check it out.
Looking ahead to this fall, I get to move into my own classroom at Meadowbrook Cooperative Preschool. I am very excited to get to work with a young population on a regular, long-term basis. I have a year’s worth of fun, creative projects to do with the kids. If you live in Seattle and have young children, I would love to visit with you about our preschool. Please feel free to contact me.
Thanks for visiting : )
Occidental Park – Seattle, WA – June, 2011
Conceptualized and curated by Todd Jannausch
Gallery (206) Project
– “Community Collaboration” of 206 Artists
Georgetown Carnival – Seattle, WA – June 11, 2011
– Fiber Sculpture Installation
Smoke Farm – Arlington, WA – Seattle, WA – August 13, 2011
– 24-Hour Fiber Sculpture Installation
Camp Long – Seattle, WA – August 20 – 21, 2011
Nature Consortium’s Arts-in-Nature Festival
– Site-Specific Fiber Sculpture Installation