Behind the Scenes 2011


2011 was a great year for us. Not only did we survive a hurricane, we also made a couple of major projects.

Our studio is located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, which is fantastic even though it’s a flood zone.

With the possibility of flooding, we moved everything off the floor.

With the possibility of flooding, we moved everything off the floor.

We bolted wood against the windows, in case the glass broke.

We bolted wood against the windows, in case the glass broke.

And we survived.

And we survived.

50 Different Minds

50 Different Minds was exhibited in two art fairs - ArtMiami and SF ArtMRKT. Catherine Clark Gallery sold #1 of the edition to a collector. Here are some images of it in production.

Junko weaving fiber panels for the new piece.

Junko weaving fiber panels for the new piece.

Nora attaching plugs to the fiber mesh

Nora attaching plugs to the fiber mesh

Testing the new weave next to the AP.

Testing the new weave next to the AP.

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Nora testing the illumination of the new panels

Marshall working with Ed Bear on programming firmware for the chips.

Marshall working with Ed Bear on programming firmware for the chips.

ArtMiami

At Art Miami, we were so fortunate to be able to work on the tapestry at the home of our friends.

Converting the living room into a studio.

Converting the living room into a studio.

The tapestry is shipped disassembled. We rebuild it on location - here at the home of our friends Steve and Sarah Sorkin.

Nora unpacking the frame in the home of Steve and Sarah Sorkin.

We worked next to the pool.

We worked next to the pool.

    50 Different Minds on display at Catherine Clark Gallery's booth.

50 Different Minds on display at Catherine Clark Gallery's booth.

SF ArtMRKT

At the ArtMRKT we assembled the tapestry at Montalvo Art Center.

We had a beautiful studio in Montalvo.

We had a beautiful studio in Montalvo.

Nora working on attaching the mesh to the LEDs.

Nora working on attaching the mesh to the LEDs.

Marshall testing the circuitry.

Marshall testing the circuitry.

Rick Prelinger and Megan Shaw Prelinger dropped by to see us.

Rick Prelinger and Megan Shaw Prelinger and Lee Warren dropped by to see us.

Nora and Lee looking at the tapestry at Catherine Clark's booth.

Nora and Lee looking at the tapestry at Catherine Clark's booth.

Artware Editions published a new set of snow globes - The History of Art. The production is a team effort.

Nora inspecting Futurism.

Nora inspecting Futurism.

Marshall inserting gaskets into the glass globes.

Marshall inserting gaskets into the glass globes.

The History of Art snow globes in the studio.

The History of Art snow globes in the studio.

Packaged and ready to go.

Packaged and ready to ship to Miami.

Artware Editions presented the collection at Pulse in Miami.

Artware Editions presented the collection at Pulse in Miami.

The Brooklyn Navy Yard Museum

But what really makes this year special, is knowing that the Deadly Sins #1-7 snow globes have finally made it into a museum collection - the Brooklyn Navy Yard Museum, that is.

Now the Navy Yard can add this to their entrance sign: We used to launch ships, now we launch snow globes…

Deadly Sins on exhibit in Buidling 92 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Deadly Sins on exhibit in Building 92 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.