Wednesday, February 9, 2011


I don't want to suspend from the lighting truss at Chapman- it doesn't make sense for the cards to be 16 feet in the air or to hang off of a huge length of monofilament- I am moving in the direction of adding a freestanding canopy structure in front of my gigantic sprinkle background- this would give me a structure to hang the cards from at human scale and also represents both a celebration and a "shelter" for people in need. This also gives me the ability to work in 3 dimensions as opposed to flat on the wall. These structures would be rented, not made. This is a rough example. It may or may not have lighting inside.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Hi Everybody-
So mice to see you today! I have made a rough composite to illustrate my idea for the Chapman Gallery- This is the West Facing Wall- 15 x 31 feet.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Actual Size Books

The actual size books are coming along slower than I had expected. here are the first two. I'm still gathering up Popular culture items including Ripley's believe it or not, Guiness world records. various children's stories and literature. I don't think there will be enough for a "room" though. but certainly a table or shelf. The cookbook has some new twists but I want to focus on two more actual size books and then get back to it. Susan

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tree Update

I have rephotographed a Redwood with Lia's idea of adding another scale element by shooting with different cameras and different lenses, thereby creating different scales within the 12 foot image. The small details will be tiled throughout the larger image. The size of the paper will vary from 2 to 44 inches. I'm hoping to include a "levitation" piece in the mix if I can figure out how to do it while piecing the thing together.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Sprinkle Room worked out

Hi Everybody-
I think I have solved my problems for hanging the cards, showing a map and creating a lighting source that is diffuse so as not to reflect in the mirrors...

I re-worked the map from my brochure and made the thought bubbles the sprinkle colors. This appear on the wall to the immediate right as you walk in the little gallery. (attached)

Thought Bubbles- aka- Sprinkle-colored paper lantern balls (approx 6-9) will hang from the ceiling with the cards hanging down as attached.


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Mockup for Photo (video still) Installation

Here is the mockup for my photo installation. As Zig mentioned, we had the idea to collaborate so that we use the same source footage. I would extract stills, modify the scale, and cut them into circles. He would use the footage to create his video work. We are still talking to see if/how this will work.