Sunday, March 13, 2011

Hat Day!

My artist-in-residency started this past week at our local elementary school with 100 students -- we had a fun time.  Since the project is drawing, writing about, and sculpting an object we each cherish, I showed them objects from the art world.   They loved these:
Salvador Dali, Les Montres Molles, 1968

Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, Shuttlecocks, 1994

The kids drew their special objects (or sometimes people) on Friday, which also happened to be hat day.

And here's a few drawings from the day:
This is a mustache (not chicken wings) relaxing.  On the right is its water dish.

A sand rail.  (No, I don't know what that is.)

A girl and her video game with sounds.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Tip: Write down your account info!

I just spent a good hour hunting around my computer and the web for answers about how to get back to this blog and post something.  Finally made it back through sheer luck.  Now, where was I?
Oh yah:
The Dearly Kept interactive installation is slated to go up around Liberty in less than 3 weeks, so long as I can take care of a few non-minor details -- create the audio, build the display cases, finish the art.  Still, I'm excited.  

Also starting a residency this week at the Walker School, our local elementary, in which the 100 students will be making drawings and sculptures of some object important to them.

Both kids home sick today -- hard to work in the studio with a fevery boy in your lap.   This is a piece for the show from a fossilized clam.