I’ve imagined this show for a year and now it exists until April 14th at the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts in Reading. I worked closely with Lauralynn White at the GoggleWorks for 2 days and that was just on installing the sculptures and planning the layout of the show.
The large sculptures are hung with fishing line and magnets that are suspended from metal rods. They needed tweaking after they were installed which I guess is to be expected. The ceiling height was different and I had added some length to the lines to make up the difference. Making changes involves cut a line and sewing a new one to the silk and the magnet, then stepping back to look at the overall composition of the piece and deciding if it works. In the end they looked like they just happened there and have a feeling of weightlessness. Some people described them as ethereal. Ethereal – extremely delicate and light in a way that seems too perfect for this world, what a compliment.
I had small sculpture interspersed around on pedestals, some on custom made light boxes.
These are painted on 2 layers of Plexiglas with custom made frames, thanks Steve Ruszkowski, he also made the light boxes.
Here is a new small sculpture installed right on a pedestal.
At the opening I was interviewed by a reporter for the Reading Eagle for an upcoming feature.
I have the Delaware Division of the Arts to thank for their support in the form of an opportunity grant. DDOA is a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.