My on-going project “Mater Matrix Mother and Medium”, a community-based and site-embedded installation, is on the move this summer, as part of 4Culture’s SITE SPECIFIC network, this time to Issaquah Washington. The Issaquah Arts Commission has invited myself and artist Paul Margolis (my husband!) to be artists in-residence at the beautiful park at the historic 19th century Pickering Barn, as we reinvision MMMM from August 17th – 26th, right adjacent to one of the widest and most pristine sections of Issaquah Creek. In support of this ever-changing artwork, the Arts Commission will host me at three community crochet events throughout this summer at various locations around Issaquah. The MMMM river will be up in the park until the end of September, 2010.
The final Community Crochet event is this Saturday, August 21, 2010, from 10 am – 2pm at the Pickering Barn during the Issaquah Farmers Market. Facebook Invite is here.
I mainly post things about MMMM at its very own blog, so check it out to see more about the process of putting this piece up in Issaquah, as well as a flood of pictures I will take this week….check it out soon!
Mater Matrix Mother and Medium celebrates the splendor of our urban waterways and the communities that protect them. It invites you to slow down, talk with your neighbors, while you work with your hands.
Mater Matrix Mother and Medium was originally commissioned in Summer 2009 by the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs using the Seattle Public Utilities 1% for Art Funds. But the issues and questions behind this work aren’t just bound to Seattle. Issues such as what makes community happen, what has happened to the “sacredness” of water that ALL of our human ancestors felt, what happens when you sit and talk with people you don’t know, what happens when you try to do something you’ve never done before and what happens when you just go with the process rather than product.