Part two of studio catchup features of “Lay of My Land” – a new sculpture for my September show at Regen Projects. It’s a sculpture of A-Z West, split up into sections representing the individual parcels that has been painstakingly acquired and added together to create a seemingly united whole. When the frame arrived from Chuck’s place up in Baldy it was BIG. So big, that it caught all of us off-guard, but fortunately the new studio swallowed it up perfectly.
Dan came down from Portland for a social visit and ended up making rocks, and Jim came out from New York and made models, and Neal and Erin came out from LA with endless heavy dusty bags of hydrocal stuffed in their cars. And somehow in the end it all came together. Now, believe it or not, as I post this I’m actually now sitting in Stockholm where we are now making other variation of this sculpture for a show at Magasine 3 (that opens next week!) but that part comes later….
If there is one reality that I’ve had to resign to, it is that whenever things are absolutely and totally full on in the studio, my ability to keep the log totally grinds to a halt. So now, coming out of six weeks of total action on every front, there are a bunch of photos to post.
In the “clean” space I’ve been working like crazy on a few more billboards: two text works “Blissful Productivity” and “Epic Meaning” (the color of Epic Meaning is a lot better then it appears in the photo) and a landscape image based on a photo I took from the top of the hill behind my house.