Wednesday, September 15, 2010
This past summer I was awarded the New Courtland Fellowship from the Center for Emerging Visual Artists. I proposed a project in which kids and residents of New Courtland collaborated in handmade paper by creating designs using pulp-paint stencils based on a series of interviews conducted by the children of the residents.
The wet sheets were then stretched over armatures that had been made in the shape of boats. The overall result is a series of collaborative-collage-boat-sculptures.
The boats will be all gathered together and installed as part of an exhibition next spring at the Skybox called Art is Ageless. Right now, here a few of the boats (we made quite a few!), to check out.