Monday, April 15, 2013

Tumbled, Dried, and Softened -- Installation Art with Dryer Sheets

Here are some more photos of my installation art piece, 'Tumbled, Dried, and Softened'.   It is made of about 1,500 pieces of used dryer sheet.  The artist statement and more photos are here.  Tumbled, Dried, and Softened  

There is going to be a closing reception.

Surface: Sculpture Guild Annual Show
Closing Reception:  April 27th, 2013  6:00pm - 10:00pm
Place: Basement of Mid-America Fine Arts Gallery
401 E. Douglas, Wichita, KS, 67202

Monday, April 8, 2013

Sculpture Guild Annual Show 'Surface' -- Tumbled, Dried, and Softened

The opening reception of Sculpture Guild Annual Show 'Surface' is over and I am relieved that our show turned out great and many people came.

My piece was made of dryer sheets hand-sewn together.  The title of the piece  'Tumbled, Dried, & Softened' is about what happens to our clothes, the surface of our body, if we pretend that we are in a dryer machine.  The whole piece reminds me of relationships with people.  It was interesting to see how people interacted with my piece.  Some people even shared their own thoughts to me about their relationships with others.

These next two pictures show how the piece was interacting with other artists' works.  I thought they were quite beautiful.

As usual, during the time of making this installation piece, I went through a moment when I wanted to cry.  Sewing together 1,500 sheets of dryer sheets was like an endless job!  I want to thank the people who helped me including my daughter who encouraged me to continue making it.  The show was reviewed here:  KMUW Art Review