Posts Tagged ‘weaving’

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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pragmatic and pickle

we showed up at travis dinsmore’s pragmatic design lab tuesday morning. i used to build furniture with and work for travis (and was his roommate/renter for two years), so it was great to be back in the shop with him! pragmatic is building the structures for two mini golf holes. ours looks great — they did a beautiful job! we are so ready to golf… well, after we do a lot more work.

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all my carpets

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

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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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100 sq ft… check!

last night, i finished weaving the square footage needed for the mini golf hole! it was more exciting and relieving than i could have predicted, even though we still have a lot of work to do making hazards and pulling the whole piece together. nevertheless, i poured myself a nice, cold, new belgium mothership wit at the end, sat down to a super delicious dinner of chicken marsala (thank you, lisa!) and basked in the glory for at least an hour afterwards. Continue reading

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: