Monday, April 24, 2017
I enjoyed the gathering to close my show and finally took some pictures of the whole thing before taking it down. Today has been a mix of fixing old pieces, finding boxes for things, packing, making lists, and constructing new student sugetas for summer teaching. I also discovered that the buy I made on a whim was a great one: I am converted to this line of canned fish! Could easily have it every day. Now, time for tea and trying to reconfigure a new dress.
Friday, April 21, 2017
my show's closing reception. See you there!
Saturday, April 15, 2017
My Atlanta show is up (here are some pictures)! That means the second of six shows this year is finally installed. This one is up for a while, which makes it worth all the work getting it there.
This is the view upon entering the main gallery.
Monday, April 10, 2017
I've wanted to do a show like this for YEARS.
Thursday, April 06, 2017
Stephen Yusko, a fantastic metal artist and blacksmith who has a long professional career in making museum mounts. After he made some excellent duck stand prototypes for me, I had a sudden realization that he could make a mount for my hanji lamp that for years has never made sense to people. This is because the last bit of it was missing: the candle inside that proves it was an ancient flashlight for palace guards. My teacher had a metalworker in Korea make a rough one for me but I was so NOT taken by it that I left it behind. I showed Stephen pictures and explained what I needed, and he did the job quickly even when he has a million other things on his plate. It's beautiful! Granted, we won't light the candle in the museum display, but now it makes sense.
I leave soon for Atlanta to install and open my show (next Thursday is the magic day).
Also, someone wrote up a nice piece on joomchi artists. Always nice to see people put things in context. Now that the whirlwind of shipping my Atlanta art is over, and I'm hopefully on the recovery end of a sudden spring cold, I'm back to work on art for D.C. and planning the next bit of travel. Though I have to admit that the travel never really ends.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Stephen, so professional! Love working with people who really know how to fabricate, plus he has made museum mounts for years.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
“The important thing isn’t the house. It’s the ability to make it. You carry that in your brain and in your hands, wherever you go."and also,
"Once you know how, you can always do that, no matter what. You won’t forget."Oberlin's communications office did a fun project in January, traveling campus to document all the things people were doing during Winter Term. If you scroll down to 10:20am, you'll see my hands teaching a book structure; at 10:50pm and later, you'll see a former student marbling.
My paper dress show is doing well, with consistent sales—so gratifying! Here is a post from one of the companies that made a pattern that I used. Now, back to admin.
Monday, March 06, 2017
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
On a regular hanger, you'd never see the hood on this one!
Five of the small dresses are on pedestals.
The rest are on the opposite wall.
Suminagashi jacket and woodblock print skirtJoe, who showed me a picture of a movie starring Elvis that he saw: he took a picture of the screen because he so loved the 60s jacket on the woman playing opposite him. I took that as inspiration and changed the design, which is much more obvious on the backside:
The show opens Friday at Still Point Gallery, and I'll give a talk (with props!) at 6:30 and 7:30pm. Here's all the info.