20 HR Installation

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20 HR Installation

This is was my first room installation. I wanted to bring the viewer to mind about the importance of our life journey. Title: Do You Believe in Athenticity? I was pretty full of belloni when I made this. So full of adrenlene.

Kim


mele miller's picture

This isn't usually my kind

This isn't usually my kind of stuff, but I really like this. It's a very creative idea and I like the flow of it. I had to look at it several times to get the full idea of it.
Great job!
Mele


SteelyJan's picture

A Fluid Journey...

Kim, Welcome ...I don't think I said that before.
I really love this piece....we all need a bit of spirituality in our work....this one does take me on an inner journey. Would love to be in the room. Congratulations! Let us know how it is received by the public!!!SteelyJan


klucciel's picture

Hello

Jan

I wanted the viewer to experience it by walking in and through the forms. In the exhibit, I used intentional lighting to cast shadows on the floor. After my husband and I finished installing it, it reminded me of the shadows of clouds over the water when I swam in the ocean as a little girl. It was fun to make it and let things unfold. I really had no concrete plan when I started it, other than drawings of the forms and making some quick cardboard samples to work out the technical problems.

The installation came about through a discussion with a visiting sculptor artist at Kent State. I was interested in bringing about a sense of rough deep waves and how that can work as a metaphor for the ebe and flow of life. The steel was still straight than. (If you check out my comments in welding groups, I mention some things about bending the steel in this piece.)The steel also referees the idea of lower, being the inner, subconscious, etc. But the viewer will have a connection to their own lives.

Checked out your site, so you’re a New Yorker? I had a photographer years ago that I used in Brooklyn. It must be great to live in the city and your building is awesome. I'd love to see your studio. I use to drive up and drop things off and spend the day in NY. You can't beat that.

I really love the ironwork and detailed furniture. I am very much a formalist in both metal work and jewelry. Since grad school, the conceptual aspect of my work are grounded in my faith, my belief of becoming holy, through Christ's Spirit living in me. You mentioned something similar in your statement.

Blessings, Kim


klucciel's picture

Jan

Jan

I just want to clarify something about my faith and belief. Through my own life and experience, I know that Jesus is "the way the truth and the life." Without him, I am not holy myself. Confessing and accepting him and allowing him to live in me, is what enables me to become holy. He calls everyone into God's presence, into holiness through Him.

For me, religion was not as important as living and experiencing wholeness in my life. The second installation I did will be posted on line in April 2009 with Lark Books. My statement speaks about the work and the brokenness in my life when I made it. Art was always cool, but it never fixed the inner stuff I struggled with at times.

His incredible love and grace set me free of self. Like the last sheet echoing the shape of a boat, i.e. the body. He is power, light and truth and he enabled me to let go of my painful past, to fight for my marriage and live better than before. My father also died around the time I did that work from a terminal illness. Life was difficult. I will try to post images, but they may be too high of resolution.

Kim


klucciel's picture

Hello

Mele

Hello, I guess this is a picture of your horse? I had horses for years. One was a roan Quarterhorse. He stayed as a bay with some white on his butt. I miss riding allot.

Let me know if you post any work. I do not have my site up and going yet.

Blessings, Kim


SteelyJan's picture

Thanks Kim...

for your kind words...Where are you? If you ever come to NY let me know , I'll show you around or you can come to the Brooklyn house, have alot of work there. jake has been there. We had alot of fun yakking about metalworking! Your welcome anytime!! And that goes for any of my friends. SteelyJan


klucciel's picture

Jan I currently live in the

Jan

I currently live in the central PA mountain area. Lived in Philly for a while and Kent,Ohio too. It has been hard moving back to PA from the college and artist friends in Kent. This web site is a God-send. I miss the daily sharing with other artists, since we moved back.

If I get up to NY, I will give you a ring.

Kim


jason hutcherson's picture

this pleases me

i have a deep love for installation work and i think no matter how simple the piece is it takes twice or three times as long to set up as you think it will.

this is an excellent piece and you should be proud. any work involving suspension is just plain hard.

also you make a great point about this website. i live in winston salem and while it is a fairly cosmopolitan town the art scene leans heavily towards folk and craft rather than the fine/abstract/conceptual that i like. running across this site and getting to talk to others with such inclinations has helped me pull out of a bad spot creatively. i was getting really close to making chickens out of car parts.

jason


jason hutcherson's picture

so as not to offend anyone i

so as not to offend anyone i would like to add that there is nothing wrong with making chickens out of car parts. if that's what folks want to do then go for it, but it's just not the kind of art that i want to make.


klucciel's picture

Jason Thanks for sharing.

Jason

Thanks for sharing. Hang in there and keep going, I will keep you in my prayers.

Blessings, Kim