A bit scary but very exciting

I’ve been invited to submit a proposal for a commission to produce a VERY large installation for a new healthcare facility.

This is new territory for me-both in regards to the size and the process. Initially I felt intimidated by it all. But I’m pleased to report that I’ve shifted to a place of loving the challenge!

After spending hours looking at aerial maps of the area AND looking at cellular level images of the healing that takes place at this facility…I’ve started working on sketches that integrate both. Aerial views of course have similar lines, patterns and organic shapes as what you see through a microscope. So it didn’t feel like such a big leap. I’ll be proposing a triptych that includes both views and hopefully ties them together compositionally.
Here’s a peak at a very early loose sketch:

early sketch-detail

early sketch-detail

Whether my proposal is accepted or not, this has forced me to stretch in a new direction and I’m grateful.

 

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6 Responses to “A bit scary but very exciting”

  1. Sharon Robinson Says:

    Congratulations on the commission. Combining the micro and macro is a fascinating idea. Can’t wait to see how it evolves!

  2. Laurie Says:

    Just a wonderful challenge! Well done… Am looking forward to hearing more!

  3. Josie Says:

    What an incredible project and opportunity — Congratulations! My first thought: you have at least one piece that refers to maps — mapping memory — and you have referred to your images as “imaginary landscapes”. So this really is such a natural connection for you. I think of ideas of: mapping and sense of place, sense of self, and the mysteries of form and function that make Life possible. Lots of room for juicy metaphor!

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