I am so excited that my Sketch-up model got selected to be on the Mutated Structure Project website. I taught myself Sketch-up to enter my model because I thought this was such an interesting project. Mutated Structure Project is an interactive database archiving mutations of an 8ft x 10ft x 10ft wooden stick frame structure. Here is what they thought of my idea!
Mutated Structure – Portable Vegetable Garden – Kate Ruddle
“Wonderful idea, it’s hilarious to imagine bikers zipping through and grabbing produce. Like a sustainable fast food drive through window.” – AMV
Click here to visit the site and see my project – http://amillionviruses.info/msp/
Click on the image to see my description and statement about my project.
Read an article in the NY Times this Sunday by Dan Shaw about Amy Arbus, the daughter of Diane Arbus. I keep thinking about this quote and so want to share it.
The article said that Diane Arbus and her husband, Allan Arbus (they sometimes worked as a team on photo shoots) never thought of themselves as artists.
“They were photographers. Period. What you did with pictures – whether you hung them in the museum or put them in magazines – didn’t matter. You were making pictures. We didn’t need to call it art” – Amy Arbus.
How refreshing and liberating. Just to make good pictures.
I am happy to announce that I have three pieces in The National Fiber Art Exhibit in Santa Cruz!
It is at the Santa Cruz Art League and is their juried National Fiber Art Exhibit.
Three shoe pieces from my Marie Antoinette Series were chosen by juror Jean Cacicedo.
Here’s a sneak peek of one of my Antoinette shoe pieces at the exhibit…
The juror, Jean Cacicedo was a prime innovator in the Wearable Art Movement of the 70’s and is know for her unique wool felting techniques and art-to-wear wool coats. Her work can be found in the permanent collections of the de Young Museum, San Francisco, Oakland Museum of California, Museum of Art and Design, NYC.
This is going to be an exciting exhibit. Richard Elliott, Senior Adjunct Professor and Chair of Textiles at California College of the Arts has a piece in this show and I saw some great pieces as I dropped off my work.
Here are the wall stands in production in my studio for the exhibit to hold my Antoinette Shoes.
I am very excited about this show – If you can make the reception I would love to see you there. It is this Saturday, August 18th from 3 – 5pm.
Click here for directions.
The Exhibit runs through Sept 9th – and as a bonus the Santa Cruz Boardwalk is about ten minutes away – right down the street. I took this picture of the marble inlay carousel horse on the pavement in front of the carousel. I love all of the different types of marble that were used.
I look forward to seeing you and getting your thoughts on the show.
– Kate Ruddle
Inspired by an exhibit of Eva Hesse’s sculptural drawings at the UC Berkeley Museum, I set up this small table in my studio just for inspirational objects and to look at small works in process. Eva Hesse had a small table and would look at collected objects and sculptural sketches for ideas and I thought it would be fun to do this as well in my studio. These objects all relate to my Antoinette series. The tiny architectural elements I found at a doll house store in San Carlos and have modified them.