I haven’t had much time lately to spend on creating new work, but I did manage to sneak in another paper cut collage recently. As with the previous ones this is made from black card stock, origami paper, and security envelopes, and mounted onto an 8″ x 8″ cradle panel painted black.
It was a beautiful thing to finally see the installation I’ve been working on for the past few months come together at Illuminares on Saturday evening.
It took Boris and I two hours to set it up in the afternoon. I was a little worried at the time because it was so windy during installation I thought the crows might blow away. Thank goodness I went with wire to suspend the crows because it kept them from tangling together.
Just as I’d hoped, the location was a perfect spot for the crows. These photos don’t quite do it justice but there was a magical atmosphere surrounding the installation, and people gazed at the work with a sense of wonder. I really enjoyed observing people’s reactions to it.
Many friends stopped by to hang out at our blanket under the tree, which made for a very fun evening.
A BIG thank you to Boris for his tremendous help throughout the whole process, and to Scott and Sam for helping de-install at the end of the evening. I could not do half the things I do as an artist without the continued support of friends.
It’s not very easy to come up with an answer to the question: Why do you choose to create. It was one of the questions Ryan asked during my interview with Opus that I struggled the most to come up with an answer.