Thursday, March 28, 2013

Upcoming Show... Surface: Sculpture Guild Annual Show

I am showing an installation art piece at Sculpture Guild Annual Show this Final Friday.

Surface: Sculpture Guild Annual Show
Opening Reception:  March 29th, 2013  6:00pm - 10:00pm
Place: Basement of Mid-America Fine Arts Gallery
401 E. Douglas, Suite 300, Wichita, KS, 67202

The theme for this year's show is 'surface.'  When I heard the word 'surface,' I immediately thought of a 'dryer sheet.'  I started ironing, cutting, and ripping them.

 I went to a laundry frequently and collected used dryer sheets.  The ladies who are working there also collected them voluntarily and gave them to me every week, which became a big help.  I also asked some customers if they could give me their used dryer sheets.   Some people asked 'what are you going to do with them?'  They seemed liking the idea that I was going to use them for an installation art.

 This is part of the space where we're going to have the show.  It is a huge basement owned by Mid-America Fine Arts Gallery in downtown Wichita.  I went there several times and spent time there to develop the idea.

After one and a half months of preparation, installing the work started three days ago.  

The support part was set up thanks to a Guild member's help.

The opening reception is in just a couple of days.  I hope the show will turn out great!

Rosette Window, Guerrilla Installation by Sculpture Guild

I have been involved with the Sculpture Guild.  This year, the Guild was commissioned to make a Guerrilla Installation by Mid-America Fine Arts, a gallery in downtown Wichita.   The Guild came up with the idea of an installation inspired by the Rosette window of Notre Dame in Paris.  Although most of the work was done by very energetic and bold current students, I was able to help a little bit.  Here are some photos when we were 'fixing it a little' and re-installing it.  Well, it did not look like 'a little thing' at all to me.

Voila!  This is a photo from the parking lot.  The building is five stories high.  It's being blown by the wind!!

Sculpture Guild often makes this kind of colossal work as a group project.  They are an amazing group of creative and dedicated artists, and I am glad I am a small part of it.  The Rosette Guerrilla Installation was featured in The Wichita Eagle Newspaper today.  Go to: The Wichita Eagle

Sunday, March 24, 2013

The Hard Copy of the Studio Visit Magazine Vol. 20

After half a year process, the hard copy of the 'Studio Visit Magazine Volume 20' from Open Studios Press, Boston, MA arrived in the post.  My painting is featured in this volume on p.135.
For more information, go to:  Studio Visit

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Snow Sculpture / Snow Art -- 2

It started to snow again next day.                                            
The shapes of the towers at this hour were biomorphic and fun.  

 Next morning, everything was covered with the new snow.

Someone was walking between the towers!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Snow Sculpture / Snow Art -- 1

Last week, we had two snow storms with a record setting 21 total inches of snow here in Wichita, KS.   My kids' school was closed for four days and they were bored. We started making a snow man in our front yard, but this happened instead...

The tower found the moon...

 Did it touch the moon?

The next day, Tower No. 1 fell down, but then these came instead.  It reminds me of Harlem Shake!!

To be continued...