Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Three-Dimensional Structure: The Artist Village & Warehouse 104

Leslie here.  Last year Kathy York, inspired by the beautiful houses created by Judy Coates Perez, invited a number of artists to create 3-dimensional houses in the spirit of their artistic style.  The structures had fit inside a 15-inch footprint and be no taller than 18 inches.  The other challenge was that they were supposed to fold flat for shipping purposes.  Some of the artists were unable to accomplish this last requirement, but no matter:  the end result was thrilling.
The "Artist Village" was last displayed at the International Quilt Festival, Long Beach, before each structure was sent back to its creator.  While I was at the Long Beach festival I had the opportunity to spent a bit of time near the installation (as it was positioned adjacent to the Dinner At Eight exhibition, "Rituals").  People were very excited about seeing these unique structures created from fiber.

...as seen last fall at the International Quilt Festival in Houston TX
A side view of my warehouse.  The sides were constructed of used Oil of Olay washcloths that 
were screen printed with thickened procionMX dye, then fused to Pellon and quilted.  The quilted panels were glued to plastic with cloth "hinges".  The roof is a "flap".  The entire structure unfolds flat.

The roof is quite steep!  Look out!

Well, at least it was a soft landing.




2 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness this made me laugh! I love the artist village. It would be a wonderful shelter even if I were an oversized disproportionate barbie doll.

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