This poster was hand printed, variably editioned in two colors until just before my hands fell off. I think I printed more than 250... but I lost exact count.
The poster pretty accurately describes the show for which it was printed. The images that follow in this online gallery provide good documentation of the exhibition. The exhibition was nearly completely interactive: with several stations of devotional carnival games, a series of four traditional piņatas which were broken during the opening reception by children and adults, four prints and six non-traditional piņatas. The exhibition theme carried the work from pretty weighty personal and theological questions through unrestrained festive fifth-grade fun.
I remain severely and sincerely indebted to many good friends who gave me invaluable assistance with the installation, reception and publicity. House of Mercy's Louvin Gallery hosted this graciously show, providing the perfect physical and spiritual location. I remain deeply grateful to the many people who made this show a success.
Although this installation was temporary, it can be recreated. If you are seriously interested in hosting this interactive installation in your faith community or gallery space, please contact me for a promotional pack. The promo pack includes an artists statement, descriptions of individual works, some digital prints, a 10-minute QuickTime video and a itemized pricelist/budget. Contact info is located under the information link in the top right corner of this webpage.
john the baptizer
cootiecatcher vs. calamity invitation
wide-angle view of installation in YFAC gallery
what would you do if you were not afraid?
view of anvilhead from second level in gallery
do you deserve what you can protect?
what does the other side of your fear look like?
what difference does faith make?
what do you do with the calm between the storms?
is doubt the opposite of faith?
is tomorrow so guaranteed?
what will you live without?
view of gallery with digital print on wall and cootiecatchers on tables
installation as seen from blower
"artsy photo" from blower
make your own cootiecatcher table, complete with stickers and pencils
installation from below
installation from above
view of pedestals over cootiecatchers
cootiecatcher scale study
silver & black cootiecatchers
are you really sure?
silver & black cootiecatchers from above
a table full of the little buggers
value thru texture study
gradual scale study
YFAC gallery main entry with view of installation thru window
prep drawing for installation #21
YFAC gallery main entry close up
prep drawing for installation #22
view of installation from outside thru main gallery window
prep drawing for installation #23
view of installation from outside thru side window
Communion Wafer Piņata
Heart of Stone
Heart of Flesh
Heart of Stone Directions
Heart of Flesh Directions
Turning Heart Directions
View of Gallery Above Heart Balloon
BeanBag Throw Game
BeanBag Throw in Action
3 Heart-Shaped Sculptural Piņatas
Heart of Scripture Piņata
Easy Cheese Piņata
Heart Pinata Swinging Once
Heart Pinata Swinging Twice
Heart Pinata Swinging Thrice
Application of Ashes
Ashes on Forehead
Pin the Heart Game
Pin the Heart Hammering
Pin the Heart- Hanging the Heart
Pin the Heart- on Mary
2002 Christmas Print
sewn safari schematic
red, white & stupid
NE Esquimalt Way
Emperess Hotel #404
Tempature or Altering
The Right Side
Intaining the Concentration
The Many Folds
Moistening & Filtering
BotanyBodiesBuildings Show Card
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