Saturday, December 6, 2008
We're struggling to find ways to thank everyone who has participated in making this project with us, and this post will probably become a repository, roll call, and trial version for any and all images of people making the snowflakes that we will be using next weekend. The top images are culled from the many snowflake-making parties that Jana Wennstrom (at the head of the table in the image third from the bottom) organized at TAM (Michelle Kinney is seated between Jana and Shannon).
The lower two images are from Thanksgiving at the Miller compound. Pictured is Olga (who seems to have an almost preternatural gift for snowflake making), Annie, Cindy, Steve, and Joe. Although Joe is pictured here working on his iphone, it should be noted that he did make some significant snowflake contributions, and is trying--at these moments--to find out some pressing (really, it felt pressing at the time) facts on Dan Fogelberg, at our behest.
And any mention of snowflake making cannot be made without sending out props to Jessica Bender who has made this all possible by working with Shannon every week. Check out her Etsy store link, cabinet713.
As we are partnering with Tacoma Goodwill Industries, we will be updating this posting periodically with new images and information on the donation. Likely, I'll also have new postings at the top of the blog that will complement the images shown here.
Besides being one of my favorite songs on Ritual de lo Habitual, three days is roughly the amount of time that it took us to place and install these sweaters. Oddly, we haven't actually counted how many went onto the wave, but the wall label describes it as "more than 600". The third image here was taken last night, just before we stopped working for the evening. As it became darker, it was more and more difficult to read the interior spaces of the museum; we kept seeing fleeting glimpses of people walking on what seemed or felt like multiple levels all at once, reflected everywhere. Inside and outside overlapped. And it seemed like Leroy was always over our shoulder, circling around us.
Special thanks goes out to Jordan Tart at Pure Clothing for helping us in gathering all the sweaters used in this project. Pure is also where we go to buy our belts and most (or all, in my case) of our Rock-n-Roll t-shirts. Thanks Jordan, you are awesome.