Here is a little more on my process.
I was honored this past October with the opportunity to have a permanent Install at (my favorite bar in ABQ) Sister! I was positive I wanted to play with angles, light and obviously aged wood and rusted metal, but still needed a concept. David Cudney approached me to make it a collaborative install and the ball started rolling, soon “The Cabinet of Curiosity” was reached. This would allow for me to execute my original ideas and for David to showcase his amazing assemblages.
All mocked up and ready to being the install.
The space before we began
After everything was framed I began to assemble the “cabinet”
And finally it all came together
There are seven different vignettes to view into in the install, all of which have assemblages that will be changed out over time. This being in a bar we had to think of ways to drunk proof the artwork, which something i have never had to do with artwork before. Every hole had glass behind it and the illuminated paper was backed by plexi-glass to prevent people from punching holes in it. I wanted to have doors and drawers to open but that was ditched because of potential drunks. The installation measure around 15 feet tall and 6 feet wide and is 13 inches deep, made of mostly reclaimed/recycled materials. I plan on a series similar to this install for my next work, of course they will not feature the wonderful vignettes of David Cudney but they will have the same exterior feel as this install. Overall I am really happy how this turned out an grateful for the opportunity to showcase my artwork so prominently. David and Myself have an opportunity for another install at the Downtown Contemporary Gallery!