Posts Tagged ‘stones’

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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contemporary masters vip reception @ the salt lake art center

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

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assessing the hazards

we’ve been busy making hazards of all kinds — flames, rocks, sand traps, fireballs, dirt piles, reeds, stalagmites and more. lisa had the great idea to sketch out the platform on my folks’ driveway so we can see if we have enough obstacles made. we used a little styrofoam to prop up a couple taller pieces, and this is me trying to explain to my skeptical mom that placement of the hazards will very quite a bit in the final piece, and that we’ll have to figure out how to group items so golfers can walk the hole.

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bedrock + stone and cave pool hazards

finished strip for the bedrock, plus the base of the cave pool hazard and the felted stone hazards:

closeup of the diamond twill pattern… it shows up more clearly with more “regular” yarns, and quite knobbly with thicker, varied yarns:

i love the way this herringbone pattern evokes water. this strip will form the base of the cave pool hazard, which will hopefully divert golfers’ balls off course right before they putt out of the bedrock and into the core, where the hole will be: