I think the fundraiser promises to be fun, but I am most interested in seeing what other artists have done with the apple crate pieces they are using. A few artists had their boards done and on display at Larson Gallery's Membership Open House last week. To see an example of the board before and after an artist's alteration, click here.
I took a board and let it sit for most of a week before I decided what to do with it. I am probably going to use some of my leftover SRAM project pieces in the piece. (I can't imagine working 2-dimensionally.) I haven't decided how much I want the board to show. This project should be about the board to some extent but, on the other hand, it is really just a weathered board. I do have a number on my board, perhaps I should plan to incorporate the number into the design to connect my piece to the project inspiration rather than just using what's on my mind for inspiration.
|the leftover SRAM pieces, before firing, resting on the board|
|the corresponding SRAM pieces as used in the bike part project|
The leftover SRAM pieces I have in my mind or, literally, just sitting around the studio were extras I made to be used in my third, large SRAM piece. I threw red flower-like shapes and I threw some clay replicas of threaded metal bike parts.
|clay pieces are meant to look like the metal bike part in front|
|fired SRAM pieces|
|the mulberry paper color is similar to the original board color, some text and grain is visible through the paper|
|crack on one corner|
|bolt end and bolt hole visible on the back side|
The event is a couple weeks off on October 19. I suppose I will decide how to proceed before then. I will post pictures when I have decided.