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Mayday Underground!

October 29, 2012

This coming Saturday (November 3rd), I will have a table in my third-ever craft show! This is the largest/most diverse one yet: the first was the Buffalo Small Press book fair, which was large but all book and printing related items, and the second was the Yard(s)Sale at the public market, which was very small.

Mayday Underground has been running twice a year for the past few years here in Rochester and I’m very happy to have been selected to participate! I’m also honored that one of my pictures was chosen to be on the advertising image (the skinny notebooks in the top right corner). :)

I’ve been working on some new book structures, and since the crochet skull motifs I made were popular at the Yard(s)Sale, I’ll have a bunch of those too. And Spirograph notecards, of course.

Please stop in and visit if you’re in the area on Saturday! And please share with all your friends/coworkers too. :)

Mayday Underground 2012

See what I’ve been making

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Upcoming art show

June 26, 2012

(Edited to add some more pictures)

This upcoming weekend I’ll be participating in my second-ever art/craft show. It’s here in Rochester rather than in Buffalo!

See what I’ve been working on…

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6x6x2012

May 6, 2012

Every year for the past few years, the Rochester Contemporary Art Center has put on a benefit show to raise money for the center by soliciting artwork donations from all over the city (and the rest of the world). They sell them for $20 apiece on a first-come-first-served basis starting with the opening night in early June. The stipulation is that each piece be exactly 6″ x 6″ so they can be displayed on the walls in a grid format (and believe me, they cover every spare surface in the gallery!). There’s no restrictions on who can participate, so they get everything from mixed media 3D sculptures to photographs to drawings by little kids. The variety is what makes it such an awesome show; I highly recommend going just to browse, even if you don’t intend to buy a piece.

5 PM today is the deadline for turning in artwork for this year’s show. I’d sketched out some ideas when they initially put out the call for works several months ago; I finally finished my three pieces last night and dropped them off this afternoon! After a lot of agonizing over how to make all my ideas fit together cohesively into a series (bookbinding! crochet! decorative paper! felted objects!), I finally decided on the caterpillar (aka centipede) binding as the central element in each piece. No reason you have to use it to sew signatures together!

Centipede I

Centipede II

Centipede III

I’m looking forward to seeing them hanging on the wall at RoCo alongside all the other amazing artworks!

See more detailed photos.