Hanging the Laundry

with my beautiful tribe…

Photographer Emily Evans Sloan

Photographer Emily Evans Sloan

As always my goal is to make my artwork look effortless. To blend a simple concept and materials so seamlessly as to look like the outcome is inevitable. “Laundry Day” was no exception. However, you must know that building and erecting a huge clothesline, and hanging fabric printed photographs (in strong winds) in a downtown park was not without its challenges. Thankfully, I have the best tribe of talented, hard working artists that helped me make it happen. I am humbled that so many of them took time away from their own art practices to help me realize this piece. And a special shout out to the talented photographer Emily Evans Sloan for capturing the process and my beautiful people. (all installation photos © Emily Evans Sloan) (all historic photos courtesy of Missouri Valley Collections, Kansas City Public Library)

(You can read more about the project “Laundry Day” and the historic images here.)

I am so, so thankful!

Marco Pascolini overseeing the muscle... Megan Crigger stopped by to get a preview of the imagesMegan Gallant my right hand girl through the whole process sewing finishing touches to the sheets. So lucky to have Megan Gallant, such a talented artist assisting me on this project. Her contribution was invaluable!Kyle and Chris Chapin All hands on deck to install the sheets in the strong winds that day!Chris Chapin keeping us all from blowing away.Marco Pascolini eyeing that still?Christina Robertson - good to have legal counsel present just in case! Jeff Freling playing in the laundry. While Erin McGrane and Christina Robertson try to get it all in place. Megan Gallant and I positioning the images. 25mph winds didn't make our job easy that day. Thankfully Kyle Dahlquist was home from touring just in time to make it all work (and be the presence that always calms my nerves!)How's it going up there Kyle?Chris Chapin installing clothespins.Ahhhh, look what we have done! Here's to my tribe! I couldn't have done it without them!And I have to say, I am proud.

 

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