Here are some images of the pieces used in the assembly of the large piece as well as a section of the quarter scale model being prepared for display.
This May and June I will be an Artist in Residence at the Kathmandu Contemporary Art Center through the Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts as the first collaborative FPAFA-KCAC PATAN Museum Artist Resident! My excitement is building as I pack materials into my suitcase and review maps of the area. I cannot wait to meet the people of Nepal, experience the sights and sounds, use the local clay and paper. I know my life will be forever changed and drenched in color!
Below are some of the works of art in the Patan Museum where my residency will be!
More information about The Kathmandu Contemporary Arts Center can be found here:
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Information about The Fellowship of the Pennsylvania of the Academy of the Fine Arts is here:
Collaboration between Spring Garden Senior Center and Masterman High School organized by Center for Emerging Visual Arts.
On March 16th at 2pm I will be a part of a series of talks and conversations exploring the meaning of wilderness in American Culture.
Please come if you are in the Cape Cod/ New England Area.
March 16, 2014 Working in Wilderness
A conversation with Elisabeth Nickles and Megan Singleton, Aldo & Leonardo Project Artists, and Kate Iaquinto, Wildlife Biologist, Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge
2PM @ ATWOOD HOUSE MUSEUM 347 STAGE HARBOR ROAD CHATHAM MA 02663
I am happy to be included in the 9th international fiber biennial at Snyderman Gallery!Read More
Wednesday, February 26
In partnership with the Chris White Community Development Corporation,
artists Heather Ujiie and Elisabeth Nickles will discuss their art
and their recent residencies at Winterthur.
Free to Public
Chris White Gallery
701 North Shipley Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
Show runs February 7 – 28, 2014.
If you miss this lecture, see the art by appointment: 302-312-5493
More info here
At 3am on Tuesday, my studio went up in flames. Years of artwork and tools are lost forever. My dream of having a place to create is gone. Friends and family are encouraging me to rebuild. Insurance will cover my car but not the studio.
We started a fundraiser site below. Please donate and help me rebuild. Thank you!
Please come to the opening on Friday of the Winterthur Residency Exhibit. I was lucky enough to set up the show prior to the fire. Below are the survivors.
Opening: Friday, February 7th, 6-9pm
Chris White Gallery
701 N. Shipley Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
Gallery Exhibit by Appointment 302-312-5493
February 7th-28th 2014
These are some of the images I chose to submit to the Smithsonian Wilderness Forever photo competition. The exhibit will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act
Writing and images created while an Artist in residence with the Aldo Leopold WIlderness Research Institute and Colorado Art Ranch.
"The project is inspired by the scientific wisdom of Aldo Leopold and the artistic genius of Leonardo da Vinci. Our endeavor is an interdisciplinary collaboration of artists and scientists designed to celebrate the lands, resources and opportunities protected by the Wilderness Act. In 2013, we are hosting one-month residencies in six diverse wilderness areas. Artists will work alongside wildland research scientists and gain firsthand knowledge of the wonders, complexities and challenges of our nation's wildest places. The result will be a body of work that creatively illustrates the value of wild areas and honors the scientific efforts to preserve wilderness for the next fifty years." Colorado Art Ranch
Here are the templates in the shop...
The Front of the Station on 63rd street
So here is Scott, my project manager from Amuneal, up on the ladder while I advise him on placement.
I decided the best way to make sure the blind (not seen from front) hardware would go into the mortar of the brick was to create a template and mark in person where the final hardware needed to be welded. Because the pieces are finished with a powder- coated process ( a thermoplastic) they can not be corrected once the coating is on, welding would destroy the surface. Also the template can then be used to drill the holes and will match exactly where the attachments were welded.
It was wonderful to see renditions of the pieces to the scale they are going to be. This piece combines the images made by children in one of the workshops I held. I will add those images in a process blog about the piece. There will be a placard with their names and the silhouettes of their initial drawings.
The pieces above are enlarged silhouettes of drawings that children from the Cobb's Creek neighborhood made in two workshops I held where children were asked to create self portraits of themselves as stars and flowers. The pieces above were laser cut and are being fabricated by Amuneal in North Philadelphia. These pieces are a few of many that will be all over the outdoor staircases,
There will be an additional eight composited pieces for the main area of the station. MORE COMING SOON!!!
The piece for SEPTA is in the process of being fabricated by Amuneal Manufacturing Corporation
They will be laser cutting the pieces this week and next. I will get some pictures of the process!