Wednesday, February 18, 2009

München, Germany

Apologies for falling from the face of the earth, into facebook. (It's evil.) Until a few weeks ago I didn't realize this blog had a single reader... So I'm back and will make an effort to post once a week. 

I'm definitely in production vs. exhibition mode, a welcome change. New projects coming up, along with some new work on the Volume project. Recently I took a last minute flight to Munich and spent five thrilling days in the Franz Mayer studio. (A photo album is up on  facebook.) The public art project I'm working on is a Collocation called NATURE. Sixteen 40 x 60 inch glass panels to be mounted in the new Biomedical Sciences Building at the University of Florida this June. (As if you needed another reason to head to Gainesville this summer?)

This is my first major public art commission, and although I have been on the other side of the desk for this process, I must admit the learning curve is oh so high. I'm relishing in the challenge and will be sure to keep the blog update with a few progress reports... Promise. 

Part of my  team in Munich - Michael and Klaus working reviewing samples fresh from the kiln at Franz Mayer.

Close up of the type sandblasted into the glass. Not sure if you can tell, but there were three different painting styles to choose from...