2011 will be a big year for us. We have a number of artworks in progress.
• We’re continuing our work with ice sculptures and social commentary. The latest one, Morning In America, we presented at Jim Kempner Fine Art on June 18, 2011. It was a large sculpture of the words “middle class” and melted away in 8 hours.
• We have a new edition of snow globes that Artware Editions is publishing in the fall. These are 20 6-inch, snow globes of modern and contemporary art movements. They came out of a special project we did for the Noguchi Museum’s 2011 spring benefit.
• And we’re really excited to be continuing with the fiber optic tapestry, which we showed at Catherine Clark Gallery during ArtMRKT in San Francisco in May.
Morning In America - A Temporary Monument to the Reagan Revolution
This year will be remembered not only for the uprisings in the Middle East, but also for the uprisings in the Midwest. Conservatives in Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana, and New Jersey are on the rampage - they’re attacking public sector employees and their unions - aiming to take away their pensions, their health insurance benefits, and their collective bargaining rights. Since when have public librarians, school teachers, firefighters, and police officers been responsible for the current economic decline? More.
History of Art Snow Globes - Artware Limited Edition
This fall we are introducing a new edition of snow globes with Artware Editions. There will be 20 snow globes featuring our favorite art movements and schools, like Fluxus, Expressionism, Superflat and many more. The globes will be numbered and available singly or in groups. We will also be producing a lettered edition of 10 sets of the entire collection. Stay tuned.
Fiber Optic Tapestry
For the past year, we’ve been perfecting a new media work, we call a fiber optic tapestry. This is a hand-woven fabric that displays patterns and colors derived from live information from the internet. Now we will make a series of these. The first one, 50 Diferent Minds is in an edition of 5, with 1 AP.
Our goal is to make 5 new woven new media pieces over the next 2 years. Future tapestries will take the form of woven maps to show the appearance and disappearance of information from around the world; woven portraits, using an individual’s internet reading and self-metrics to create a picture of them; and a disaster tapestry that overloads and ultimately fails. More.