Wednesday, August 16, 2017

participate

my post from sunday i've decided NOT to post
everyone who stops here knows
understands our crazy country, and knows they must act.
so,
here
here is the project that rowland ricketts asked for community participation from
so here, 
in the north country,
i put this square in my window.
 we will see what the northern sun does to a circle of indigo cotton cloth.
(i have chosen circle over square)
 so there's some ai in the window 
until december.
in town at st lawrence university
 peace paper project is installing a show.
 since i will be co-teaching book arts there this fall.
i am privy to some of the excitement,
and have been hanging around
making paper
and talking to drew matott.
who gifted me this.
 this piece was printed on paper made from the american flag.
flag paper.
hand papermaking.
 this exhibit shows what is going on
in many spots in the world
as handpapermaking 
and making art from that paper
inspires social justice.
 iphoto is the program i have a wee understanding of.
here, 
silly iphoto 
superimposed or whatever you call it
some of today's images.
i wanted to tell you about jim koss's new book of poems
(available from amazon).
i am so happy to have this book to dive into.
the photo is sort of what's happening in my brain right now.
nevertheless i make work.

7 comments:

Mo Crow said...

the indigo fading project looks very interesting

Velma Bolyard said...

mo, i'm curious as to what will be learned, if anything.

jilloy said...

Hi Velma
I also have an indigo circle in my window, facing west. I find myself checking on the sun's movement and the shadow cast by the fading box.

Velma Bolyard said...

jill! that's so great! i'm glad you are doing it, too.

jude said...

Ha!
Remember this?
http://spiritcloth.typepad.com/spirit_cloth/2010/12/harnessing-the-power-of-the-sun.html

one small stitch said...

I like the indigo experiment- haven't done it but wonder if there will be many variables. What type of indigo and bath was used, number of dips and depth of colour,what fibre was dyed etc?

Velma Bolyard said...

jude, great minds (or rather curious and copacetic) minds think alike. i'd forgotten that post, but oh, it sure has borne fruit!
jean, it's all a part of roland ricketts and the community he's working with (i am too lazy to look for the url, apologies) and their reaching out into the world to see how the ai fares in many places.

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