Residency Final Installation

A few of the students checking out their work during installation.

The “My Dream, My Future” project is now officially complete. Earlier today I went into the school and installed the photo quilt in the main hallway of the school. The teachers I worked with, some of the students that were available during that period, as well as two of the organizers from the Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts were all there, ooo-ing and aaahh-ing at the finished piece and picking out their favorites of the squares. I’m proud of what the students and I were able to accomplish together, and I look forward to doing another project in the future.

Installation in Progress, FAIL

Installation in progress

Here’s a little shot of the 5 into 1 installation before they are up on the wall. I was trying to use this show as a way of devising a hanging solution that could be broken down to make it more portable/storable. However, it was a resounding FAIL, so I had to undo an hour and a half’s work of hanging and resort to classic alligator clips. Visually I don’t really mind it, but it doesn’t scream “elegant solution” the way I’d like. Ultimately, I want no frame or structure or clips, just the print on the wall. if you have any ideas about how to do that, let me know.