Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Photographs of the Cabinet in situ...

Many thanks to the Collective's lovely Art Minion, Cynthia, for these photos!

Monster Drawing at the Cabinet of Extinct Curiosities

Jurassic Flamingo

Cabinet of Extinct Curiosities - full set on Flickr

Monday, October 15, 2012

Glimpses continue...

Still no photos of the installation in situ, but here are a few more Extinct Curiosities...


18. Mongolian Elf Head (shrunken)


Saturday, October 13, 2012

glowstick afterburn

This morning I carried a biggish panel of glowstick "stained glass" upstairs. After it spent a long weekend hanging from an open tent in a meadow, where it was treated to plenty of sunshine, wind, and rain, it still has that outgassing-plastic smell. I fear that if we do gradually add to the Glowstick Chapel until its walls are solid panels of passive luminosity, the fumes will prevent anyone from chilling out inside it.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

A splendid photo of a creature I believe she created for the Cabinet, by the lovely artist Willow Dower, who ran the cyanotype workshop:


Monday, October 8, 2012

Art, and no fatalities!

The art installation at Playa del Fuego was a spectacular success. A whole lot of work, but the Cabinet of Extinct Curiosities came out just as I had envisioned it. AND we still managed to enjoy the rest of the festival! Home now, utterly exhausted, Curiosities snuggled safely in their cozy plastic bins in the living room. Dented and muddy rental van out front keeping me a tiny bit nervous -- it goes back in the morning.

I will post photos here as I get them from folks! Comment if you have photo links or feedback or want to connect. All the comments are moderated, so you can put your personal info in there & no-one will see it but the Dodo. I LOVE YOU GUYS!

P.S. I lost my top hat sometime Sunday night. If you find it I will give you postage and presents!

... And huge huge thanks to Mr. Darkness, the other Collective members, my Art Minions and the Coalition of the Willing. (I was so obsessed with the art project that I might well have fallen over dead if my Playa Mamas hadn't kept me fed.)

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

My camera is broken, but the glowstick panels are coming along swimmingly. We hope to obtain some photographic evidence once everything is built and in place at Playa Del Fuego. (If anyone from PDF follows our QR code/linkage back here -- hello! We'd love to see your pictures! Comments are moderated but will be approved!)