It has been a long time coming. I began the Ophelia Project around seven years ago. I had hired a model to do some drawings involving suits. Two big bodies of work grew out of this week long modeling session...and lots of other artwork as well. Much of my current work has grown out of this experience with the model. see: Wearing My Age Project,
Today, with the able assistance of my friend Marcus Larson, the project was installed at Riverland Community College in Austin, MN. What is The Ophelia project? It's been a little hard to explain.
•The Ophelia Project is fine mixed media drawings on handmade paper.
•The Ophelia Project is an installation of evocative objects that expand the story.
•The Ophelia Project is a soundscape that creates an anxious space.
•The Ophelia Project is a poem describing a small life.
•The Ophelia project is a performance.
|The Ophelia Project, installed|
Marcus and I began the day with wall stencils. Neither of us had ever stenciled walls before. We thought it would take us a couple of hours. IT WAS SO EASY! We knocked it off before lunch!
Then the rest of the show was hung and arranged. So many pink things for miss Ophelia!
|Lighting as it will be half way through the performance|