Monday, July 27, 2009

Artist Interpretation Project Complete!

My interpretation of the Proctor Tavern Sign is now at the Peabody Historic Society Museum and will be on display at the exhibit "Historic Interpretation: Contemporary Artists Interpret the Historic Collection" Part II

Opening weekend, August 15, 12 - 7 pm & August 16, 12 - 3 pm
Also on view 1st and 3rd Sundays: September 6 & 20,
October 4 & 18, 12 - 3 pm.
An elephant's trunk pointed up symbolizes good luck - hopefully there will be oodles of people visiting the show.

An explanation of needle-felting and a sampling of the fibers used will also be displayed for those not familiar with the process. Dyed and natural wool fibers are blended to create the desired color palette.

This was both fun and challenging and I'm glad that I"m part of the show. Due to the overwhelming number of artists, the show has been scheduled as two distinct presentations. The first presentation continues now through Aug 2nd, an then the second presentation (where my sculpture will be on display) will start Aug 15 - Oct 18 - the Salem News had a great write-up of the current exhibit.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Peabody interpretation - In progress...

Trunk is UP - better luck will follow!

The historic interpretation is coming along. The elephants rear legs, tail and tusks need to be finished, along with the rider. I hopefully will be able to get it finished before the August 2nd delivery to the historic society/museum...

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Historic Interpretation

I'm participating in a "Historic Interpretation" of an artifact at the Peabody Historical Society, Peabody, MA. Area artists were asked to choose an artifact from the Historical Society and create their interpretation using their medium of choice. I decided to create a 3-dimensional “sculpture” of the elephant and rider made of wool sheep fibers over a wire armature based on the Johnson Proctor Tavern Sign.

Here's my work in progress - I have to work on getting the rest done as I need to deliver the elephant to the museum on August 2nd...