It turns out that an installation involving 3500 threads evenly spaced a 16th of an inch apart is a really ambitious undertaking. In my announcement for the opening I mentioned that while I enjoy doing interesting exhibitions with others, the main reason for continuing ICE is to do my own exhibitions. As an artist who is interested in making site conditioned works, having access to a space where you can apply that method is paramount. I’m fortunate enough to have access to such a space. A sort of R&D laboratory and gallery all in one. I love that. I love that I have the freedom to experiment and to fail, to discover and to learn. In this case it was the timeline that was a failure, not the piece. The piece is going to work just fine.
To be honest I wasn’t entirely confident that I would finish this installation in time for the opening date. I picked the date a couple weeks ago because it was the most convenient for my schedule this month. I planned, made mock ups, had plenty of help. It just ended up being too soon. Oh well, it’ll just have to get moved to a later date. Maybe next weekend, maybe the end of the month. I’ll let you know.
What I do know is that, just from the little bit that was accomplished, this piece is going to be very interesting. I’m extremely excited to show you the final outcome. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything quite like it. Stay tuned.