Field Trip Project at the Echigo Tsumari Triennale

Field Trip Project at the Echigo Tsumari Triennale

Field Trip Project at the Echigo Tsumari Triennale
The Yuuki Flower (first on the left) and other backpacks from the Field Trip Project at the Echigo Tsumari Triennale, Iwama Satoshi’s area, Japan.

The Field Trip Project was installed in the Echigo-Tsumari Triennial 2012 on 26 August. This is the largest international art exhibition in the world and this year it runs from 29 July to 18 September 2012.

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Finished batik panels

Batik dyed quilt panels

Finished batik panels
Finished batik quilt panels - morning glory leaves at left and hydrangea at right.

Recently Marc and I tried our hand at batik dyeing to make two silk panels for a large family project to make a quilt for one of Marc’s cousins who is getting married. Congratulations James and Nicola!

The photos here show the two panels being painted with wax and dye in leaf patterns traced from photos of our garden. One panel shows a morning glory vine and the other shows hydrangea leafs. The dyes were special – Marc’s grandfather worked on creating them!

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Yuuki Flower with Daisuke and Marc at Rosedale Park

Yuuki Flower goes to Japan

Our sculpture Yuuki Flower is going to Japan next week!! Today we gave the box of quilted leaves and velcro outfitted studend backpack back to the curator, Daisuke Takeya, who will be taking all the Field Trip Project artwork to Japan next week. The work will travel around Japan in disaster affected areas to cheer people up and bring people together. I cannot think of a better function for art.

Braveland exhibition opening

After a month of not a drop of rain, the heavens opened up lustily on the day of the opening of Braveland. The opening reception at Cafe Pho Nho was quite dry and cozy, and the rain did stop in time for a walk to the Braveland window at Fine & Dandy. The group first made it’s way to see New Crust by Eunice Luk in the Howard Park Institute window. More photos are on … >> read more