Work-in-progress...each day I walk in the studio and stay as long into the night as possible.
I'm so happy I could burst.
Scenes from the studio daily.
I am loving every minute of it.
And getting things done.
When I'm finished there will be 16 pieces that show the four phases of four different people's lives. Most of the pieces are interactive: you can pick up the front of these pieces above and look at all the detritus from one person's first phase of life.
And in one of the others, you can open a little box and find someone's collection.
It's always hard to talk about this stuff. I just want people to look at it and get inside of it and figure out things for themselves. I want them to feel like they've just come across something, a discovery, a piece of someone's life they've just found.
And as I'm making each piece, it feels like someone else's life. I can imagine the person that saved this scrap from an autograph book, or a piece of a map from a favorite trip they once took. Every once in awhile, I try to sneak a little bit of something from my life. Maybe it's something from my grandfather or a photograph of a distant relative. And, more times than not, I slip a little tribute in to my love-of-life RK.
It's coming along and I can't wait til the big show!
It opens a week from tomorrow, August. 27th at Arc Gallery, San Francisco.
Maybe you're looking for some more culture in your life...?