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August 18, 2014

 

ledger Camas

Ledger Camas_Gale Everett

 

2 weeks to go until installation of the Camas project in Halsey. Tonight, I managed to work all 10 “flower buds” onto a length of rebar. Not too impressive, but with the hand injury it was monumental!  We will see what my hand thinks of it later on. Today was spent primarily in Eugene working on family issues, which means basically no art. Oh well!  Tomorrow my official “Igor” comes to help! Igor, also known as my good friend and crazy art buddy Suzanne, has agreed to assist with creating buds and petals. I still need flower petals, stamens, and pistols for a bunch stalks. I’ll work on gold leafing parts for the purple dictionary stalk (camas #4) and covering forms she creates. The project is still lacking a grass seed connection and more books! We will see what emerges with the assistance.

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. August 18, 2014 8:37 pm

    Yay for crazy buddies! Take care and good thoughts for the home stretch.

    • paperstew permalink*
      August 19, 2014 6:35 am

      Thanks Cynthia. I still need to recruit an install buddy. I might force Dave to take the day off. 🙂

  2. August 19, 2014 4:31 am

    Oh, I thought I liked the one made of dress patterns best, but this one is gorgeous too. Good luck and have fun with “Igor’, sounds like fun. Karen

    • paperstew permalink*
      August 19, 2014 6:31 am

      Thanks Karen! It will certainly be a lively day!

  3. tracie permalink
    August 19, 2014 6:20 am

    Every time you make a new one I am more impressed. I can’t wait to see the entire installation in place. So glad you got some help for the old fingers! Not that your fingers are old mind you. 🙂

    • paperstew permalink*
      August 19, 2014 6:30 am

      🙂
      We should do a tour of all 3 sites and hit a winery or two along the way.
      😀

  4. Katheryn byram permalink
    August 19, 2014 8:21 am

    Each of your interpretations evoke a new appreciation of the beauty of the camas. Both its resilience and fragility, in addition to your imagining
    of color and materials, all create excitement to see the final installation. ( I really love the aqua color on the latest version). Thank you so much for sharing, via your blog, your process, your thoughts, etc.

    • paperstew permalink*
      August 19, 2014 5:48 pm

      Awh shucks Katheryn. I’m so touched by your comment. Thank you for chiming in with your beautiful words. I really appreciate them.
      I’m looking forward to moving on and shifting gears into POST production. Not certain what I’ll create, but something good. 😉
      Gale

  5. August 19, 2014 5:42 pm

    These are looking wonderful. I love the torn journal strip.

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