Tuesday, November 10, 2009

On its Way Up Again

Immigrant Shadows is on its way up again.  It will be an abbreviated version as we sold some of the pieces and donated others while we were at ArtPrize.   All the same, it will still be a good representation of trees, canopies and castings.   Our new collaborator, Pamela Krikke, will be doing an installation of her work within our installation in Holland, Michigan.   She left a message early this morning that she and Ric, our "go to guy" installer, de-installer, agent, landlord, you name it is on his way to help install the work.

Pamela will be taking photos today.   I'm anxious to see her work and how it all comes together. She's been doing a lot of behind the scenes work in getting the location, transportation, press releases and completing her own work for the project.

Our work seems to gravitate toward food and drink in Michigan.  At ArtPrize it hung in the entry at San Chez Bistro, a popular, upscale tapas restaurant.  Now it will be displayed in a space within a popular brewery called New Holland Brewing Company.  Although I hate the word juxtaposition, it seems to fit when imagining the isolated grove Earle and I created  suddenly front and center where people come to celebrate, dine and enjoy one another.   Perhaps that's what the immigrant sheepherders dreamed about in their silent isolation.

I can sure imagine myself with friends enjoying ourselves at a table near the window in this charming Michigan town.