Saturday, July 01, 2006

Wow...it's been a while.

I can't believe my last post was in April! It's been a little whacky lately with frantic schedules and lots of work. Most of which I've been too busy to post on any of my web sites but will try to soon. This is a peice I just finished that's a lot of fun...

I was invited to take part in an upcoming the Do Not Fold Bend Spindle or Mutilate exhibit at the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Two computer punch cards were provided to each artist
with the only stipulation being that the final artwork had to fit in
the return envelope provided by the arts center. This envelope was
a standard reply envelope – a whopping 3.75 x 9 inches.

My piece, Eden, is a three dimensional construction
using digital photos and un-housed computer disks. The work measures
about 12 inches tall and varies in width. Unassembled it does fit into
the envelope and no fasteners are required to put it together. The required punch cards were used as leaves in one
of the potted plants from paradise.

This piece speaks was a great deal of fun to create
as it spoke to all my favorite muses, the digital age, the evolution
of creation, and the idea that something much larger than expected
can come out of a small container.

1 Comments:

At 3:23 PM, Blogger mmmim said...

Have you heard about POSTCROSSING? ;)

What is postcrossing?
It's a project that allows anyone to receive postcards (paper ones, not electronic) from random places in the world. Learn more: www.postcrossing.com

How to participate?
1. register to get a login
2. obtain an address and a postcard ID
3. mail the postcard
4. wait to receive a postcard from another postcrosser
5. register the postcard ID of the card you have received
6. go to 2

http://www.postcrossing.com/user/mariadocostume

 

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