"Landschaft"- A live performance / happening / sculpture making

Timelapse footage of "Landschaft."

"Landschaft" was a performance / happening for the gallery opening of "The Place Between" at Artworks Loveland in Loveland, CO on July 12, 2015.

The sculpture was constructed on-site over three hours by seven participants, including one of the artists, Alicia Laumann. Three fixed wood fence posts were transformed into a sculpture by pulling thousands of feet of mason line from 4 large spools mounted to walls in remote parts of the gallery space. The mason line navigated over and through smaller spools that were installed in hallways and walls that eventually arrived in the main gallery space.

The Place Between: Process

So we had our opening last Friday, June 12 @ Artworks Loveland.  Thank you to all of you who came out to see our new work and participate in the night. Alicia and I can't remember being as tired as we were after the show opening ended. 

The show prep was about 6 months and the gallery installation took a week.  The past couple months included a 10 hour continuous video shoot, cutting tree rounds, wrapping needlework thread around 2000 push pins, and the construction of a wall system that allowed a live sculpture to be constructed.  A big thank you to Artworks Loveland and all who helped us out with the installation (Angela Canada Hopkins, Abbie R Powers, Levi Bagdanov, Ronda Stone, Carrie Johansing, Becky Hawley, etc.) and of course, all the performers who installed "Landschaft:" Elvie Anable, Lily Belanger, Destiny Archuleta, Mykaila Blumhardt, Nicole Ferreri, and Antonio Hermosillo.  Last, but not least, our beautiful daughter Paloma who helped at every step and put up with us:)

Below is a photographic journal of the process.  We hope you can join us on July 3 for the closing open house and dialogue with the community.


New work - Gallery 970

I was very honored to be a part of the grand opening of Gallery 970 in Loveland, CO. My piece "Fill" took me a cool 6 hours to install on site (pouring sand is meditative and exhausting).  Happy to share space with so many talented local artists. Please check out the show "On the Land" before it closes on June 26.  Director Anna Hutlin has done a wonderful job with the space!

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Touch

"Touch,", the first of seven personal woodblock pieces exploring the seven senses:
Touch, Sight, Smell, Taste, Hearing, Balance, Body Awareness.

2015

Very Happy 2015 to everyone! I wrapped up last year with two private portrait commissions, including one for Pulitzer Prize winning author Robert Olen Butler.

2015 promises to be an important year. Look for new work, exploration and unique offerings from a private web store. In addition, I will be involved in another large installation project, this time in collaboration with my wife Alicia in June:)

I'm sincerely grateful to everyone who has taken an interest in my work and journey. My art is not the same without you.