Spring is here (sometimes, right?) and I am busy putting together work for what is turning out to be one of the premier art shows of the season at SELECT Art fair where I will be showing a solo booth of my work. Sometimes the work exhilarates me so much I can't tear myself away to go sleep. And sometimes is terrifies me.
For the first time I will have a small edition of 12 prints available which be uniquely hand embellished with color and available framed individually or as a series of 4. Reducing the size of the already intricate drawings has been great as they appear more complex. Painting on the prints is allowing me to quickly experiment with color, and the set looks fun as a series.
On the flip side, I have started working larger than in the past looking to create an installation. Having noticed that gravity is more of a factor in large scale materials I've had to opt for alternative materials to maintain shape. Things are getting physicial - let's just say that my nails will never be the same again.
The rooftop project that the guys are putting together at SELECT fair will be featuring many talented artists and an amazing set of installations. While I am excited to be one of them I have been working on a piece that can compliment the intensity of what I know to be going up there, while taking into account the possibility of rain on the open Chelsea rooftop. While my silk sculptures are water resistant, and silk is certainly durable, I have become rather fond of it's virginity and prefer it's per-watered luster.
This somewhat fair nature of the materials I am working with reminds me of how special they really are, and also has moved me to explore using additional and alternative materials.