Wednesday, February 17, 2010

"Faux Comforter"


"Faux Comforter", originally uploaded by RobinGillis.

This is an in-progress shot of a side project I am working on for an exhibition in the "Pheonix Flies" events being put on by the Atlanta Preservation Center

21 artists will be showing in a site-specific installation show at the beautiful Daughters of the American Revolution house on Piedmont Ave in Atlanta, GA

Among those 21 are the 11 artists of the new artists' collective, Cheap Paper, including myself. We are an artist collective working together to bring art into our community and conquer the challenge of art making in the hostile environment we call the art world.

The show will be about each artist's relationship to Atlanta, GA, connecting to broader concepts, ideas, and locations

March 6th-22nd is the exhibition

My piece is going to be a hand-made toddler bed with a faux comforter made of envelopes I have saved from my entire life and the present. I am sewing them together to make a blanket of nostalgia and connection to the world as a whole.

I will keep you updated!