I am working on my show for Wave Hill . Right now I am in production and testing phase. I printed and cut out, with the help of my friend Clare, about 100, 24″ x 36″ pages of printed leaves. The leaves are based on of the many ivy covered walls at Wave Hill.
Today we continued to cut leaves. I have printed them on brown contractors papers, Japanese kozo that was pre-printed on the back side, and Rives black so there will be a variety of color textures. This is about 1/3 of the leaves.
This 8′ x 8′ covered is being protected by the bear. I don’t know if he will be included, I just like thin there now. I suspect I have enough cut outs to cover a 10′ x 12′ area. This is be installed in one corner of the gallery. I am working on a 10′ x 12′ ink drawing of a mountain for a long wall. The base of the drawing will be covered with loads of cut out plant silhouette, I will post photos as it develops. I can’t tell you how great it has been to have a whole year to develop this work.
Lastly, here is Conrad in the weed infested “yard” next to the Abiquiu, NM studio, looking very glamorous in the afternoon sun. This area was a parking lot that I let grow wild and with so much rain this summer it is quite spectacular.