I have been eating up, no devouring, the colors, sights, weather, wonderful people and landscape of my new home. Patterns everywhere, shiny mosaics and ornament like you would not believe. Though I have been taking a break from the old blog and studio/art making, I have been taking a lot of photos and really just enjoying being immersed in it all.
It also seemed a good opportunity to jump headfirst and settle into my new studio here in Chiang Rai. Making artwork has always been what truly roots me to a place. Making Light and Shadow, Part Two was no exception. Getting my hands dirty (and my arms sore from sawing and sanding) is what makes me feel like I am at home. Navigating a new city to find materials is not only exciting but it is orienting. And working in my studio all day long for two weeks was absolutely the best.
|Just getting started here and going for it.
Testing out cutting the plastic plates and pouring resin to flatten out the backs (for hanging).
|All the pieces cut and laid out.
I wanted to make sure that everything lined up and that I was not missing any parts.
|The back of each piece piece had a piece of resin which created a flat pad.
I planned to epoxy a piece of steel the resin to these pads so that all the pieces would be magnetic.
This way there would be a bit more room for error during installation
|My strange package that I hauled from one side of the world to the other
–much to the airline’s chagrin I should add.
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So stay tuned for the next post: At Your Service, Round Two! There will be photos of the exhibition install and the final layout and all kinds of riveting stories. But… here is a sneak preview of the completed piece as it looks in the exhibition.