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Art Wall

On Friday I had a very impromptu opportunity, in the form of a CellSPACE Sew-Op benefit, to hang all my panels on a wall. A real one.

Once our renegade sewing group-in-residence, the CellSPACE Sew-Op is undergoing a reboot by Ariel, an energetic newcomer with a decidedly unCellSPACE-like sense of determination.   By sheer will, she arranged a lineup of artists, musicians, and DJs to appear at the warehouse to conjure $10 contributions from visitors.   The night before, she offered me a space to show and so I got the chance to test run this nearly done project.   Of course the wall changes everything, but I thought the stuff looked decent.

art

I was surprised how little I had show for eight months of printing.   There are four copies of everything, but the project still seemed a lot more ambitious in my head, I think.The next day at the Ocean Beach, I was reminded how a real artist executes the exploration of scale:

indians

100 indians

“Surfers and dog-walkers heading onto San Francisco’s Ocean Beach Friday found themselves in the company of 100 wooden Indians on horseback, with face-paint and feathered spears glittering in the morning sun. The life-size plywood cutouts lining the beach just below the Cliff House are the work of Western artist Thom Ross, who based the richly colored tableaux on a famous black-and-white photo of Buffalo Bill Cody and his Wild West Show.” The Chronicle

This was impressive.   But the the pieces were a lot more interesting from behind.

from behind

2 Comments

  1. cw
    cw09-17-2008

    by the way, next time something like this comes up, you should consider inviting your friends. aka as me.

  2. jon
    jon09-19-2008

    Even if it was $10 to get in?

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