So the Nebula piece didn't make it to the finals at WOW. I'm disappointed. I truly admire the artists there, and wanted to join them. Of course, I'm spending way too much brain time speculating about what happened... but ultimately, "why" isn't important. The important thing is that the piece is coming back, it's going into 2 new exhibition proposals and I can finally show off these amazing pictures.
Thanks to Xavier Cross for being a great model and really getting into character as the Captain of his own interstellar vessel. Thanks to Heidi Marie for the stunning pictures on very short notice, and to Mark Ostrander for all the help. Thanks to David Robkin for intergalactic hubcap painting, mechanical assistance and some truly masterful overseas packing.
And on another positive note...we'll finally have the time to rig up lighting. Eventually.
When necessity is the mother of inspiration...
The Summerset Festival of the Arts in Baraboo, WI has invited me back for the 4th year in a row! I've been a guest artist there, offering staple draping workshops and collaborating on exhibits and a fashion show. This time, they asked me to share some of my mobility art and to share how the community can re-imagine mobility too. I'm thrilled about the prospect. But...The pieces from Opulent Mobility are huge and heavy and just not that packable. It would be an expensive nightmare to try and ship them. So what to do?
Well, how about wheelchair slipcovers and covers for jazzy power scooters? Ones where I can reuse a lot of materials? Perfect! Take multiple re-used and donated fabrics, a lot of stuffing and a spool of monofilament, add in some some swearing and... ta da! Firebird fabric to cover a Quickie QM 710. It's still going to take up a lot of room, but at least it will fit in a suitcase.
A. Laura Brody
I re*make mobility devices and materials and give them new lives. Sometimes I staple drape.