This past week I had the pleasure of reconnecting with a very talented friend! John M. Adams contacted me to help him layout a site specific drawing at The Greater Reston Art Center for the Artist Member Exhibition.
I was thrilled to be an art assistant for the day. The day was pretty much masking the area and checking measurements, creating the space where the drawing would exist. It was apparent that this would be an excellent time lapse opportunity documenting the process...now, I have never done this before, but knew we had the equipment and Rich had the experience...
So at the end of that day, I went home...gathered all the necessary tools...and asked my husband for a little tutorial on the creation of a time lapse and setting all the cameras up. He was more than happy to oblige!
Please enjoy the video below...the result of a wonderful three days of cultivating creativity! 14,000ish images blended to demonstrate John's process. This time lapse also be on view at GRACE for the length of the show!
Greater Reston Arts Center Member Exhibition
July 17- August 23, 2014.
"Stuart's Draft" is a site-specific graphite drawing I designed and created in memory of my friend and mentor Stuart Downs (1950-2013, Poet, JMU Gallery Director and Professor of Museum Studies). I hope you can join me at the opening reception to discuss the drawing and Stuart's influence on my artistic practice and life.
My site-specific drawings are temporary artworks requiring the viewer to be in a specific place at a specific time to truly experience the work. Strokes of graphite evoke plumes of smoke or light reflected on the surface of water, keeping with the artwork's transitory nature. These components offer a metaphor for evolution - moving the viewer through creation, existence, and eventual destruction.
John M. Adams
***I loved this experience! A huge thanks to my patient & knowledgeable husband!***