Sunday, July 30, 2006

Getting ready to launch! "Willow Creek Dress" is in the water and anchored down. Here I am weaving willow branches into the frame.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

In the studio...

I have decided to create my Wyoming dress with the abundant willow that grows along Lower Piney Creek on the Jentel property. Willow is a very pliable material for sculpture, regenerates quickly when cut, and the cut branches will even grow again if you stick them back into the ground! I am creating a dress that will float on the creek, Ophelia-style. Here I am in my studio at Jentel, building the bodice and connecting willow branches with biodegradable twine to form the massive skirt.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

WYOMING Jentel Artist Residence

I arrived at the Jentel Artist in Residence program on July 15th and I am overwhelmed by the beauty of the surrounding land and the luxury of the accommodations. It is absolutely beautiful here. I feel extremely spoiled! The Lower Piney Creek, which circles the property, is very inspirational, and I am thinking of creating a floating dress using the willow that lines its banks.