The countdown to the premiere of InTouch has begun; the exhibition opens at the de Saisset Museum on the campus of Santa Clara University on Thursday, January 9, 2020, and will run through June.
InTouch is the creation and presentation of human-scaled hands-on sculptural objects that invite the viewer to touch the art-- and in so doing share social experiences in real time. My biomorphic interactive sculptures are made of the wool and felt for which my work has become known, offering audiences the opportunity to have a tactile experience with novel forms and materials and engage as playfully or seriously as desired.
I’ve been working on InTouch for over two years now. With this ambitious project I've scaling up every aspect of my practice: the work itself is much larger and incorporates new techniques of construction; I've involved much-appreciated volunteers and assistants to help with the making of the sculpture; I moved into a larger studio space to accommodate the oversized artwork and helpers; and the exhibition itself will be my largest solo show to date, filling two galleries at the de Saisset.
Below you'll find an overview of the multi-component sculptural elements, still very much in development. If you’d like to get involved with the making of this project or follow its progress please join my mailing list. Please see my instagram feed for updated behind-the-scenes progress photos.
THANK YOU: The launch of the InTouch Project is made possible through the generous support of the following Founding Patrons: Mark and Laura Deem, Valerie Hopkins, Jaime and Lorsen Koo, Sandra Moll and Rick Holden, Byron and Elizabeth Ryono, Joanne Johnson and Robert Graham, Penny and David Pride, Susan and Larry Jessie, Loren Schaffzin, Lisa Goetsch and Bob Scheussler, Todd Wilder, and Karen Ryer and Patricia Sargent. My sincerest thanks for your support.