Friday, October 28, 2011
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Documentation of a journey into learning how to listen.... For this project, I met with 9 Pianists in New York and drew the distance between their hands as they played Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata. Each positive line represents one of the pianists. There are Ten lines (one being my line, created by listening to a recording by ear) that make up the landscape of the mural. At each meeting, I set up a space where I could see the pianist's hands and I drew (like a blind contour) onto roll paper. In preparation, I drew staff lines on the paper so that the lines could show how they moved up and down along the keys.
Friday, October 7, 2011
Sunday, October 2, 2011
On my 35th Birthday, 32 High School Students gave me the best Birthday present ever. We set the final image of the mural in with a Polyurethane glossy top coat that was applied only to the 10 lines of the Moonlight Sonata. The negative space between those lines were left flat, creating a push-pack to those spaces and some added dimension to the mural's surface. Thank you to Kimmy and the BuildOn.org volunteers and to the two angels that live next door that that pushed through to the final moment that ended with a big cheer! And many many thanks to Ms. Gretchen who was right there the whole time with her perfection and ease.