"InTension" in the Fabrications exhibit, Newport Mills, NH

My installation, "InTension" , which I exhibited  two years ago at the Brattleboro Museum, has been remounted in the exhibit "Fabrications" sponsored by Cynthia Reeves Projects. My work is now part of a very large  exhibition  of works by 19 artists from around the world which occupies the enormous 3rd floor of the Newport Mills in Newport NH. This should be a great show worth traveling for. I myself can't wait to see the other works installed in the space. Visit the link to "fabrications" on my blogroll and check back frequently as the website is evolving as the show comes together. The origonal installation of "InTension" was funded by the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts as well as the Brattleboro Museum. It's great to see it on exhibit again and this time I took advantage of the great amount of space at the Mill to play with the presentation of the piece....partricularly the placement of the counterweights.

This work is made of nearly 5 miles of handcrocheted polyester rope, river stones and pulleys. The ten "counterweights" support the crocheted enclosure. Ten strands of rope that run from the top of the enclosure, each through  two pulleys to a counterweight  a distance away.

My thanks to Cynthia Reeves and her staff,  Azariah Aker, Anzell Jordon, Sara Mintz, and my assistant Matthew Sargent, for all their help. My deepest gratitude to my husband, Danny, and daughters, Leah and Sonya, who have supported me all along.

Transfer/Transform at The Bennington Museum

My installation, "Tranfer/Transform" went up  at the Bennington Museum last week. It will remain on view through October 31st, 2010 as part of the " State of Craft" exhibit at the Museum.  Here are some of the photos of the Completed project. Please see my entry  on April 4 for text explaining the project.Please see my entry on May 12 for images of the project going up. I have attached a link to the Museum website on my "blogroll". See the slide show below for more images. [slideshow]

Putting up Transfer/Transform at the Bennington Museum

These images are of the process of  completing my installation on site over 2 days, May 10 and May 11.  There were many helpers who jumped in at critical moments  including Jamie Franklin (curator of the Bennington Museum), Tom Moriarity ( head of grounds and maintenance and problem solver extraordinaire), Meg Ostrom  ( curator and  part of the state of craft team),  Allie Lees (Bennington  College student and assistant), Cherie Pfeiffer (Castleton College art student and assistant) and a number of other staff who came outside and helped lift the piece into place. Also my thanks to Anne Majusiak, (co-curator of the State of Craft exhibit) and Steven Perkins(director of the Museum). Thanks also to Don and Bettenelle Miller who gave me a home away from home and fed me so well while I was in Bennington.  And then of course there are the folks who helped to  fund  my work such as the Vermont  Arts Council, The National Endowment for the Arts and the very generous contribution from  E. Candace Forsythe to the museum on behalf of this project. I am so grateful to you all! check out this slideshow of images.