Posts Tagged ‘earth’

some final mini stuff

well, today is the last day of the exhibit. on a total high note, the show recently won a 2010 salt lake city weekly arty award for best sculpture/mixed media exhibition!

a couple good links:

fixes
to follow my previous whine about how i didn’t construct the obstacles in a manner to survive the clumsy feet of the masses, i’ve been meaning to post photos of the fixes and adjustments that super-fab artist, salt lake art center preparator and friend jared steffensen (who also won a 2010 arty!) did for my golf hole in mid august. i’ve wanted to collaborate with jared ever since i first stumbled in to his poor yorick studio years ago, so i’m thrilled with this unexpected collaboration of sorts. thanks, jared!!!

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details of a mini green

i’ve been completely remiss in posting these detail shots. these were taken right before the vip opening reception, before the masses attacked. 🙂

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final thoughts on the mini green, or learning to let go

well, it’s been a little over two weeks since the opening of contemporary masters, and lisa and i have begun a completely new adventure: moving to the virgin islands. this permanent move (lisa is already there, i leave july 15) has been enough to take my mind off the golf hole for a while, but my friend tiffini just posted a link to some photos of a recent utah museum of fine arts/young benefactors event held on the course, and it brought my attention back to my piece. Continue reading

contemporary masters vip reception @ the salt lake art center

the vinyl  information on the floor in front of each hole:

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piecer, painter, golf hole maker

lisa is the official “painter of the sides”:

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all my carpets

nothing like laying on wool carpets wearing blue jeans in 90+ degree sun:

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waffle-woven earth

got the earth strip done, using waffle weave and the randomly striped warp:

i really liked weaving this structure. the “waffle” stood out much more clearly with plainer yarns, but still gave a nice texture with fancier, more elaborate skeins. it would make a really nice blanket.

how to warp an earthy loom from front to back, abridged

1. tie the bouts you’ve measured to the front beam.

2. sley the reed.

3. thread your heddles:

4. as you’re threading your heddles, tie every ten ends with a knot:

5. tie your knotted ends to the back apron rod.

6. beam your warp (wind it up on the back beam). make sure you pull it tight every few turns, and separate the threads with stiff paper or sticks:

7. tie eight ends at a time to the front apron rod with surgeon’s knots:

6. tighten and re-tighten all your knots to give an even tension over the warp:

7. throw a couple shots of thicker or doubled-up yarn to spread the warp out. these shots will be pulled out in the end:

8. ok: now weave! yalla, indeed!