Install up in Boston

Installing always takes longer than expected. It does not get easier with time (somehow). Why do I keep telling myself otherwise?

We had a pretty seamless install. Brett drove up to Boston with me from Raleigh and as always, he was incredibly helpful. I couldn't do it without him. We brought our pup Axel with us on the 12 hour drive and he also took it like a champ. 

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Installing the work I do and also installing it in a different city poses a lot of challenges. From locating local garden stores to remembering you left something behind 700 miles away, there's just less forgiveness in the process. 

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I was excited to see how nice Kingston Gallery is. We found great little pockets to place the work and we starting drilling

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Another drawback of being so far away is that if something happens I can't just run there and figure it out myself. Letting go of control with kinetic work is not easy.

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The most fantastic part of installation art is that you are just as surprised as your viewer. Although I installed the work in my studio ahead of time, the work isn't the work until it's found its home and seeing it come together makes all of the work worth it.

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The visual connections between the four of us artists' brought the show together cohesively. 

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For example, Shana Dumont Garr paired my work with works by other artists to really engage a conversation between the works.

  That said. I had a fun, busy and exciting installation this week. With only five different trips to Home Depot, it came together well. I can't be more thankful for the hospitality of Shana and her family. And I also want to think my husband and dog, they make it real.

 

That said. I had a fun, busy and exciting installation this week. With only five different trips to Home Depot, it came together well. I can't be more thankful for the hospitality of Shana and her family. And I also want to think my husband and dog, they make it real.

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