Sunday was the last day of CAF at Setagaya Art Museum’s Taiji Kiyokawa Gallery. Enjoyed the opportunity to present my AmiNETworks ghost net installation in a new space! Would love to see it in an ocean setting soon. Due to unforeseen circumstances the remainder of my 2018 has drastically changed from its original quiet schedule of artwork construction, to a World Tour possibly including, but not limited to lobsters & lions! The adventures will be amazing and my artwork construction schedule is receiving a major revamp. Unfortunately, I need to stop working on my largest wire sculpture pieces. Their size will make it too difficult to take on Tour. Focusing on a couple of my fiber artwork series,’ which are lightweight and easily transportable, has me almost looking forward to the massive hours of travel time. Almost. In the meantime, I am testing out various textures on various fabrics. Some failures, some successes, lots of fun. A friend and I are putting the last steps together to have a great show in Shibuya towards the end of January Super excited that I will be organizing my fiber work for travel using project bags with my photography! Find more items by visiting my shop >> Follow my day-to-day adventures on Instagram: StudioDeanna It’s been in the 30s (90sF) here in Tokyo with the heat index into the 40s! Stay cool, Stay hydrated everyone!!
A great time of year to be back creating artwork in my Honolulu studio space. Received the wonderful news my proposal for Contact 2018 (Contact Zone) has been accepted so I have been madly working to bring my vision into fruition. [wpvideo uHLy7OXe ] These are photos of the last days in my larger, light filled studio space. We are having big changes happening to 729 Studios in Kaka'ako, I know they are a good idea for the long term but I will miss the bright daylight I am losing by my move to a different space within the studios. My lovely studio space is changing into a gorgeous gallery space and I'm looking forward to seeing artwork from various artists activating the space. Despite my cranky, jet-lagged mood, my friend Chloe @chloetomomi has been keeping me company and making me laugh in studio as she continues to improve her watercolor and acrylic painting skills. Follow her on Instagram and check out her newly created website: www.chloetomomi.com In the new smaller studio space I am framing my Endangered Oceans ghost net fiber project for the Punahou Carnival Art Show fundraiser which is coming up the first weekend in February. Also, sketching octopus for both my upcoming cookbook and an art book idea for display in England for World Art Book Day, March 1st. Oh, and sending out a few more proposal ideas...wish me luck!