Burlington City Arts’ Of Land and Local curated by DJ Hellerman is an ever expanding local cultural event that combines food, art exhibitions, film (to name a few happenings), into a statewide, several month long dialogue, celebrating the land we love. I am proud to have been a part of this conversation. Windscape was de-installed on Thursday. The weather had played with them hard and sculpted the wool into ways that I never could have, enhancing their expression in the environment. They danced and swayed, and I joined them.
I would like to express my gratitude for all of the people and institutions that have become a part of this collaborative installation. The studio has been blessed with community. My heartfelt gratitude to Shelburne Farms, Marshall Webb, Tre McCarney, DJ Hellerman, Ashley Jimenez, Mima Tipper, Charlie Tipper, William Tipper, Marley Tipper, Cami Davis and her University of Vermont Environmental Art class, Jacob Lumbra, Charlie McElwee, Mark Thermansen, Judson Browning, Stephen Kiernan, Ian Ray, and sponsors Seven Days, Leunigs Bistro, and Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing.
The wonderful part of social media for installation artists is that now we have a way of seeing how the viewers see the work. I have seen beautiful images of Windscape from Val Kuster, Beth Humstone, Stephen Mease, Stephen Hoffsis, Joanne Hekkers, Kath Monstream, to name a few. My favorite is of an anonymous male couple kissing in front of a sail, impassioned.
Look for a catalog of Windscape coming out next month.
Blessings on the land, lake and sky,