After having practically four exhibitions simultaneously this fall, I’m looking forward to having some straightforward studio time for the next few months. At the same time, I recently found out that I’ll be in a group show at a major venue in September 2010 that I need to be thinking about and preparing for over the next few months. This venue is providing me the opportunity to create the tall, large scale drawings that I’ve been dreaming about in the past year.
A week ago I was sitting in my office at Wellesley College and brought out a tape measure to see if the scale I was thinking about would work. I dangled my tape measure off a a wall fixture in my office to measure out a 10′ x 5′ work. Just looking at the tape measure made me feel instant fear-which convinced me that this was exactly what I needed to do in terms of scale.
The dilemma is that a week later I found out that the largest size the .020 mil Dura-Lar comes in is 4′ x 8′. The issue looming before me is whether to simply go with the 4′ x 8′ size, or whether I want to consider overlapping sheets on top of each other to increase the length of the drawings.
On the studio end, I’ve been busy this week preparing photographs I shot this past summer at Walden Pond, from which I’ll make preparatory drawings for sculptures.