Unseen Natives: Maquette
This is my adventure into creating an art installation for the Art in Rural Storefronts project sponsored by The Arts Center of Corvallis. ARS serves regional audiences in Linn and Benton Counties by bringing innovative, thought- provoking art projects to rural communities that lack spaces dedicated to contemporary/non-commercial art. Three artists were chosen to participate. The project is funded in part by the Oregon Arts Commission.
November 1: It’s time to unveil the maquette for this project.
The fish will be suspended from an overhead grid. I’m still trying to decide if eggs will reside under the fish. If yes, then they will be lighted.
You might also be wondering what all the squiggly lines are in the backdrop? Think river systems. Squares and rectangles of paper the squiggles are drawn on connect to agricultural lands.
Below photo: Looking down on the piece. It’s a tad goofy looking with the wooden skewers, artist tape and foam core, but it will help me in the end.
Besides the corner window, there are two additional long windows (32″ high by 92″ long). They will receive the same river system on paper treatment. Hanging and lighted. No additional fish planned at this time.
Thanks for taking a look!