artLab: ephemeral exhibition
It’s been distractingly gorgeous outside: Warm. Sunny. Quintessentially Springy. And yet, today, on another quintessentially gorgeous Spring day, there was anything but distraction in the ArtLab.
Or maybe the ease and focus in the room had to do with the materials.
Simple geometric shapes in soft wood.
White glue, painted on with a small brush.
Few people asked questions, nobody seemed to look at what anyone else was making.
Everyone slid right into their groove, designing and composing without pause.
Unless, as in the photo below, something else beckoned…and an emergency design problem of another sort that had to be resolved…
But then it was back to the work at hand
the designing of pins and pendants
which were created in as many styles
as there were people.
And this is of course what ArtLab is all about.
One can’t possibly guess how people will approach the materials, and how that approach, in combination with the private, inner narrative, will drive the process…
Other people might make pieces as gifts, like these below, for a sister who is a librarian and art teacher.
Of course, many people make pieces for themselves.
Each ArtLab for All Ages workshop is like an ephemeral group exhibition
for just one fleeting moment.