Sometimes it feels hard to explain with words how important this work is too me. Hopefully this video helps.
If I was too say something, it would be that this is the most significant work I’ve made in my career to this point.
I hope people can recognize that.
I hope they know there is a reason why I’ve been waking up before the sun for days now to move everything to this field.
It’s because I care. It’s because this matters, even though it might seem insane, it matters more than they will probably ever know.
If anyone needs me or wants to help. Just come out. We will be laying bricks all day. My phone doesn’t work on site. Which is nice.
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As many of you already know, I was not allowed to install the Monument to Place installation at the Center for Craft Creativity and Design.
This was not my fault or my decision. It was devastating.
This video shows the process of bringing in all the materials, setting up the form and then removing everything over the course of 2 days.
This is the type of event that can crippled a person, especially a creative who feels such deep devotion to their work.
I also feel a sense of responsibility to the bricks. I facilitated this project but the people of this world made it. We moved 1500 bricks into the gallery… that 1500 unique voices. Every brick is a person and when I touch the bricks I’m reminded of the people who made them.
So… instead of letting this destroy me, it’s only deepened my resolve. The Monument is currently being built in a field in Madison County. The installation will be temporarily installed at the Woodson Branch Nature School. You can see it from 25/70. It’s adjacent to the DT Ramsey Sawmill property.
It’s a perfect place.
I’ll be sharing more about the new location and installation process in the coming days. In the meantime, stay warm my friends. Thanks for all your kind words and support.
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This is what the inside of my brain looks like.
With @centerforcraft
Come check out the show. January 19th
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Wanna come be a part of something good?
We will be installing the bricks from the Old Marshall Jail Brick Project at the @centerforcraft Wednesday and Thursday the 10th and 11th from 9-6.
If anyone is interested in coming to volunteer, we might could use a couple extra sets of hands.
Please message me if your down for the cause.
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We moved all the bricks last week to the Center for Craft, Creativity and Design for the upcoming exhibition.
Scaled Up opens February 19th and features the work of 10 makers who received the Windgate Project Grant.
We will be showing all the bricks that have been fired to date, which is about 1500 of them!
We are cooking up something really exciting for this installation. Stay tuned!
And check out the @centerforcraft
Many thanks to our fabulous assistant @anagamax for helping me to lung all the heavy stuff around.
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Sunday morning backgammon by the woodstove with my love.
We’ve been do our best to hibernate some this winter. Recuperating from this past year and recharging for the next.
The woodstove has been helping. Last winter was our first in the new house and we didn’t have time to install a woodstove. It was tough. Paying all that money for propane was brutal but not having a fire in the house really change the enjoyment level associated with winter.
It’s such an important part of the quality of life.
With @carolinaflowers_
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