Well, I turned around and found fall outside my door. Spring was just here – right here! – fat with time and good light to work on all those upcoming projects. Those “upcoming” summer projects – the classes to create and teach, the school to set up, the house guests to make room for and enjoy, the ton of rocks to felt and arrange, the artist residency to wrap up, the piles of costumes to design and sew, all that stuff – it’s all done. Miraculously done.
Now I am combing through photos taken by friends and fellow artists, Erin Shafkind, Stephen Roxborough, and others, and making selections on what to put into the self-published book that I am making to document this summer’s work. I love this part. The reviewing and remembering. Here are a couple images:
From The Passing (photo by stephen roxborough)
k a i r o s (detail)
I also love the clean slate – the fresh start. I cleared out the studio and I’m geared up for the next project. Projects. I started work on some mechanical costuming elements that I’ve been carrying around in my mind for a long time. I am also firing up another yearlong project. One day at a time? Maybe. One thing at a time? Impossible.
The Nick Cave show at Seattle Art Museum is amazingly, mind-bogglingly phenomenal. I’ve poured over every page of his new coffee table book, seen the work in Vogue and all over the internet, but to walk among the Soundsuits at SAM is a sensational, jaw-dropping experience.
I have the great pleasure of getting to co-teach at SAM’s Family Fun! Nick Cave event this coming Saturday, March 26th. My partner in crime will be amazing Seattle Artist Erin Shafkind. We have gathered piles and piles of brightly colored fabrics, baubles, hardware and twigs to inspire children to make a puppet/plushie and have their own “sound” experience.
I’m incredibly excited and hope to see some familiar faces there (hint hint).