Today planning continued and the ideas began to really flow. Some folks from River Rock joined in and I’m looking forward to working with interested folks next Monday at River Rock on finger knitting. …and there's more »
Formal meetings began today at the Senior Center. This phase has been exciting. I’ve shared with participants what others have done around the world with this concept and my general thoughts on what this might be in our town. …and there's more »
Today, Dr. Lisa Ridgway and I installed the first of our community-based public art pieces. Born of an idea exchange, Lisa and I arrived at the idea that this should be our inaugural piece with the opening of general elk season. …and there's more »
A group of excited knitters and non-knitters gathered yesterday to hear about The Knitting Project. Suzanne talked about the idea of a community based public art project using knitting as a way of embellishing some of the animal statues around town this winter. She showed images of what others have done around the world and inviting participants to think creatively. With a focus on funny, members of the group laughed and some wanted to start knitting immediately!
For those who couldn’t attend, here is a summary, and info on how you can get involved: …and there's more »
A community public art project for Jackson Hole in which YOU can participate! I conjured this fun, collaborative project to forge new multi-generational interactions. Your help in knitting embellishments for bronze animal statues in town is wanted. There will be lessons if you want to learn how to knit. Fun and socializing for all ages! This is not just women’s or girl’s work. Men and boys are encouraged to get involved. …and there's more »
On a trip to New York in March, I started out in Philadelphia to catch the opening of FiberPhiladelphia 2012. An artist friend who lives there told me about the events and it caused me to start the trip in Philly rather than heading directly to New York. …and there's more »
The video of the making of Sweater, created at the Charles Schulz Museum, has been posted. The sculpture has been very well received at the museum in it’s several months stay. Soon Sweater will be heading back to Jackson Hole where it will take up residence at the Center for the Arts.
I was in Laramie in November 2010 and able to attend a lecture given by Chris Drury at the University of Wyoming Art Museum. He spoke and showed images of a number of previous works. His focus was on the use of materials and the process of ‘making,’ and he highlighted the uniqueness and context of each piece. Chris was slated to create a site specific work during the summer of 2011 on the UW campus. I was curious to see how the piece turned out having been to the lecture. So in December 2011, while in Laramie, …and there's more »
The March 2012 edition of Sculpture Magazine, contains a feature article (431KB PDF*) on Suzanne’s recent installation work. The article was written by Dr. Katarzyna Zimna, who received her PhD in 2010 from Loughborough University in Leicestershire, England. Zimna’s doctoral thesis, Play in the Theory and Practice of Art caused her to be drawn to the work Suzanne created, Magic Carpet Ride at the Central Museum of Textiles in Łódź, Poland.
*The article is no longer online at Sculpture Magazine, the linked PDF is a cached copy