I have a love/stress relationship with commissioned work in general and with commissioned installation work specifically. I’m always pumped to obtain these projects because they come with real, actual financial gain, but then you have to DO THE PROJECTS. Two of these were/are outside, so that’s some learnin’ about weather and products and stuff. But when they’re completed… There’s nothing like seeing the whole shebang installed and real people who are not your mother loving the heck out of the thing. That’s what keeps you thinking about/planning for the next one.
Don’t laugh, but I didn’t obtain a cellular phone with a legit camera until after this installation was all set up, and the photos I DID get with my jenky digital camera weren’t all that great. BUT here’s a very nice article by Columbus Underground about the installation with very nice photos. Thanks, Columbus Underground! I created two shadowboxes of habitats, each made for a “mystery creature”. The onlookers were tasked with imagining what kind of creature(s) would live there. Fun!
This was my first foray into outdoor sculpture, and believe me, I learned a lot. Like did you know that if you use Mod Podge as a protective coating that your whole sculpture will become cloudy in rainy weather even if that’s the time that the media are scheduled to do interviews and photographs? They let me keep this sculpture after the time frame of the installation. It currently resides hidden beside a bush as a fairy home, and would you believe it still looks great? It’s true! Here’s another amazing article by Columbus Underground and here’s a nice one by This Week News.
All of the adorableness! All of the HUNDREDS of tiny pieces of furniture and accessories that I had to build! It all paid off though! I am very proud of these installations. Here’s a nice article with a slideshow that features my little homes as well as some amazing things at the swoon-worthy store.