Today’s jet lagged post will be a bit haphazard so just sit back and enjoy the eclectic pacing of my latest adventures:
Everything is still moving forward for me to begin my Artist Residency with Tanks Arts Centre in Cairns, Australia next month! The butterfly research and design work I have been doing for these past months have been to fulfill a 5 year effort to build a wire crochet butterfly art installation.
The biggest surprise came through a job transition from Japan to Hawaii. Inside a large dishpack moving box went all the materials I need to create my installation. Thankfully it is warm in both Hawaii and Cairns so a basic carry-on can hold all my clothes necessary. The box weighed almost 22KG!! No extra charge for my “luggage -in-a-box” Phew!
In the hotel in Japan, in the hotel in Hawaii, in the new apartment devoid of furniture, I work each day making steady progress:
Hot Metal Coloured Copper Wire Crochet work in Hawaiian sun. This is the start of the Evodia Tree.
Special thanks to SpamKNITsubi for the lovely welcome to Hawaii. Through her I was able to meet other fiber artists here in Hawaii and help HotXTea with his installation for Pow!Wow!Hawaii!
Rug Hooking the rainforest floor using a Locker hook:
A tree grows in a hotel room:
This is where it goes!
Details: Hey, SnB Ladies! Remember that fun green yarn I bought at Classe yarn shop in Daikanyama? It works exactly as I had hoped. The most non-arty person recently said to me, “Hey, that looks like grass!” :)
Time for me to get back to work! You can watch my day to day progress on Instagram at StudioDeanna
– Hibiscus here in Hawaii –