Tuesday, August 16, 2016
In Box CCLX
Over the weekend I finished In Box CCLX. I'm really enjoying this new approach that limits the palette and doesn't solder holes inside the individual "boxes". The white-on-white presentation is also new and fresh. I'm very grateful for the opportunity to have a solo show at City Art this coming November. It is allowing me to explore some of these new ideas.
Of course, this isn't all I did over the weekend. There was another project too! My recent experiment called Rain did lead to a new adventure! Three poems were selected. These three poems will be included in the upcoming publication that accompanies Jasper Project's multidisciplinary event called Marked By the Water. I'm one of the artists who was invited to participate. I volunteered to stitch these poems on a unique surface: strips of plastic, bridal tulle, and ribbon created using Mokuba's 2-part water soluble stabilizer. I finished the first poem and started the second ... and then broke a needle which also threw off the timing mechanism inside my Babylock Tiara free-motion machine. Who would have guessed that there is a guy who makes sewing machine repair house calls? Well, Tommy Leitner came on Monday and now the second poem is finished and I'm hard at work on the final poem. I'll blog about them later!
Posted by Susan Lenz at 11:57 AM