For the month of October, I will be installing my third original fiber art sculpture at WindowBoxGallery in downtown Reno.
In March and July of this year, I created two original fiber installations for the WindowBoxGallery in downtown Reno. WindowBoxGallery is a publicly viewable, walk-by window on First Street that has monthly art displays and is curated by Eric Santti. Eric has been kind enough to ask me to do a third fiber installation for the month of October.
What is a fiber installation, you might ask?
Fiber art is just that-- art made with fiber. Whether wool or acrylic, yarn or thread, sculpted or strung, fiber art is amazing because of its possibilities.
My first installation for WindowBoxGallery was in March of this year.
The installation emphasized the fragility of the medium, but also its boldness.
The entire thing took 13 hours and required two assistants, who were handsomely repaid for their services in sandwiches.
Afterwards, I used the yarn from the installation along with recycled paper to make handmade paper notecards, which are available as rewards for your greatly appreciated support.
My July installation took 18 hours to complete. Many more sandwiches were consumed.
This piece emphasized the vibrating quality of color in this particular medium and was an experiment in making yarn hover in a perfectly straight line several feet above the ground. Just kidding; I used monofilament. Here's the finished piece:
My installation for October will be an exploration of the sculptural qualities of the medium. In celebration of my love for both anatomy and fiber, I have decided to unite the two to create a giant anatomical heart (like, bigger than a refrigerator, but smaller than a school bus). The heart will be suspended in the WindowBox for the month of October and will be made using wool and acrylic yarn over a rigid skeleton. Knitted arteries and veins will spring out from the heart, branch off, and eventually end as capillaries that attach themselves to the walls of the WindowBox room.
As you can imagine, this installation will take many hours and many materials (including a few sandwiches) to complete. And that's why I'm asking you to help fund this project.
So why should you help fund my October installation?
First and foremost, because this is public art. Anyone in our fair city can walk by, at any time, and enjoy the art. No ticket, no schedule, just art, right there on First Street in our favorite little city. Fiber art has very little presence in Reno, and the high-traffic location of this installation will help to raise Reno's Art Street-cred. And this is good. Very good.
Second, because fiber art, like many other art mediums, takes time and money to create. Because this particular style of art is custom to the space it exists in, it is not exactly sale-able, and it provides few or no options for recouping the cost of production.
Third, because I have rewards for you. Awesome ones.
So please consider helping fund this project, if for no other reason than to be a part of something awesome in our biggest little city.
In closing, I quote the tattoo of one of my favorite people:
"Enjoy every sandwich".
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Three handmade, plantable notecards! These cards are made from recycled paper and yarn from one of my previous fiber installations and have flower or lettuce seeds embedded inside so that they can be planted after use.Estimated delivery:
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Fiber Gram! Gwynneth (my bicycle) and I will deliver a small, handknit anatomical heart to a person of your choosing during the month of October! Each fiber gram includes a plantable, handmade, hand lettered notecard with your personalized message. Just like Valentine's Day, but for Halloween. (Within the borders of McCarran Blvd. Ask me if you're unsure about an address. Subject to my discretion.). Pledge in as many 10 dollar increments as you want for multiples!Estimated delivery:
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A tiny, handknit, anatomical heart to commemorate the installation, along with 10 handmade, plantable notecards. Plus, I'll personally deliver them by bicycle during the month of October (within the borders of McCarran Blvd.) or mail them to you if you're out of my delivery range.Estimated delivery:
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Just in time for Halloween, I will make you a sexy nurse hat and matching eye patch. Silly? Certainly. Awesome? Oh yes.Estimated delivery:
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I will knit you a scarf in the color of your choosing. Why? Because you need one. The cold weather is (probably) going to set in soon, and you need to keep the chill out.Estimated delivery:
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I will teach you how to knit. No matter how long it takes. Seriously. And I'll provide all the necessary equipment.Estimated delivery:
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