Sunday, April 10, 2011

Mother Tree Update

I need to consolidate blogs in order not to drive myself nuts. Please visit for up-to-date information about Mother Tree!

Thank you!

Friday, July 23, 2010

In the News!

Here's a lovely little preview of the upcoming performance next week by DK Row of the Oregonian:

Monday, May 31, 2010

Reception Photos

Here they are... words on the floors and windows, along with the lovely crocheters.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Portland Stock!

The reception last night was lovely. About 15 of us sat around the Mother Tree crocheting and coming up with words and stories about our mothers and motherhood. Felt like sitting around a campfire with the glowing sculpture and dimming natural light. Pictures coming soon!

Here's the next related event:

Join me at Portland Stock! June 6th, 6pm at Disjecta: 8371 N Interstate, PDX, 97217

Stock is a monthly public dinner event and presentation series, which funds small to medium-sized artist projects. Diners pay a modest $10 for a dinner of homemade soup and other local delicacies and the chance to take part in deciding which artist proposal will receive the evening's proceeds. In other words, the dinner's profits immediately become an artists grant, which is awarded according to the choice of the diners. Winning artists will present their completed work at the following Stock dinner.

If selected, I will use the funds to hire dance artist Tracy Broyles to perform with Mother Tree. Please come out and support this project!

In order to attend the dinner, you must RSVP to:
They often reach maximum capacity by the Monday or Tuesday before the event, so RSVP ASAP! People sending us RSVPs after this time might not make the list for dinner seating and will be instead invited to sit in the $5 peanut gallery (meaning they can vote but don't get dinner).

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

'about space' Reception

I just finished installing Mother Tree at 'about space'. She looks lovely, if I do say so myself. You can view her 24/7 starting tomorrow evening at 6pm. She'll be illuminated from 10am-10pm daily.

Participatory Opening Reception (come crochet with me)
May 27th, 6-8pm
'about space'
3660 SW River Parkway | Portland, OR 97239
corner of SW River Parkway & SW Gaines

Hope to see you there!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Mother Tree at a New Location

The Mother Tree will soon be growing roots again. MOTHER TREE continues her journey this May through July at ‘about space’ in Portland’s South Waterfront. ‘about space’ is a window gallery viewable from the outside, except during receptions and events.

Participatory Opening Reception | Thurs, May 27, 6 - 8pm
Closing + Performance by dance artist Tracy Broyles | Fri, July 30, time 6-8pm

I'm looking for a few crocheters to help me out... just in case you didn't get enough in during your visit/s or help with prep for The Mother Tree's debut at The Portland Building!

Here's what I need:

May 27, 6-8pm
I would like to have 5-10 crocheters "attached" the the milk strands, crocheting at the opening. Ideally, crocheters would also be willing to invite and show interested attendees how to crochet. I suspect that I will be busy talking to people about the piece.

July 30, 6-8pm
I am working with a dancer who will perform with Mother Tree. During the performance, I want to have people crocheting as well, just sitting or standing (even laying down) amidst the crocheted strands. The dancer will be the focus of attention, but she might interact with you in some way.

Will you join me? I'd be honored! Please let me know which date/s, and I"ll put you on a list and send a bit more info soon.
And if you don't feel comfortable volunteering to do this, please come to the events anyways!

And finally, if you have any natural fibers laying around that you'd like to contribute to the evolution of this project, please let me know :). I'm happy to pick them up (in Portland).

Thursday, April 1, 2010

The Interior's New Clothes

I have a few pieces at a show that just opened tonight at ANKA Gallery here in Portland. It is a unique concept: wearable art paired with fine furniture: hats instead of plates on the dining room table; earrings hanging from chandeliers; clothing mounted like artwork on the wall. I enjoyed the opening tonight and am happy to have The Mother Tree and some flatter dresses from my Line Dried series included.