I have been focusing solely on finishing my piece for the 10,000 People Project this past week. It is going to the Art House Coop in Atlanta. The idea is to get 10,000 people to all interpret one word - in this case, that word is CHAIR.
I decided to create a chair that I could incorporate scrolls of my asemic writing into.It's made of branches that I've stripped and sanded, and joined together with little dowelsthat I carved from wooden toothpicks. It's staying together well, just with tension, as I used no glue anywhere.The chair itself is 20 inches tall, 22 inches wide, and 7 inches deep.After I finished writing out all the scrolls and weaving the seat, I saturated the paper with beeswax, which I then ironed out, to give it a translucent look and to add body to the paper itself. There is writing on both sides of the scrolls, which shows through now, because of the waxing.I'm pleased with the results and am ready to pack it up and ship it off - and it's a whole week before the deadline!Here are a few more views as well as some details.
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For scale purposes, as requested, here's the chair in my studio...