I’m a tad tired today and not feeling very productive. Tomorrow is the first scheduled deadline for the project: The plan for the art installation in the specific space and short description for the community and property owner. Hopefully the above diagram will provide enough general information for all parties involved. I’ll spend the rest of the afternoon working on a short description.
So far my work all focuses on plant life. I’ve been considering doing buildings and other architectural landmarks, but it just doesn’t feel right. The quilt-ish feeling of the work leans towards the Amish/Mennonite history of the area. Agriculture and the paper mill are the dominate jobs in the area. I really want to keep the three long panels as a triptych of the landscape to the west. The small center squares will show hands that are grasping or shaking (as in friendship,community, or unity). It feels like it’s coming together. Hopefully others will like the concept!
More cut paper to come. Designs to come: grass, apples/pears (home gardens), cut trees, clover?, and a couple more!