Tuesday, December 4, 2018

In Consideration of Bridget and in need of feedback

About a year ago, my friend Kim and I traveled to NYC to see the Louise Bourgeois show at MOMA.  While we were there we toured the blue chip galleries of Chelsea and saw a small show of Bridget Riley.  I was blown away and her works stayed with me.

I went on to experiment with some of her colors in thread and in three dimensions.   Here's the problem:

I originally designed the piece IN CONSIDERATION OF BRIDGET 1 to cascade the elements down to the floor.  Now, when you exhibit in galleries you do need to provide an option, a platform, that is perhaps NOT the floor, so people do not just kick the elements by accident.  So, I grabbed a stretcher covered with a hand dyed fabric to see if the SIZE was right to perform as a platform.  It was a correct size.  AND it was lovely all by itself, instantly becoming IN CONSIDERATION OF BRIDGET 2.

Today, I wrapped that stretcher loosely with the matching blue fabric and placed it on the floor as originally intended.  There are clearly more elements than needed for the cascading effect. 

BUT HERE IS WHERE I NEED YOUR FEEDBACK:  Does the floor cascade overwhelm the wall movement?  Is the floor element, even reduced in size and number of elements, a detraction? Should I forget about adding this?

In Consideration of Bridget 1 (@ 60"h x 28"w))
In Consideration of Bridget 2 ( 22h x 17 w, floor or table installation, meant to be handled)
Should this be Bridget 1?

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