a gods eye has a new home in the Installation BOX on the second floor of BOX13. Surrounded by plush high desert plants and an expansive sky, take some time to meditate in the glow of a giant gods eye. Feel free to rest on a camp stool and warm your hands by the yarn fire. If inspired to practice action, directions and supplies to create a gods eye of your own are available. If inspired to practice stillness, stare into the depths of a giant gods eye. Either way, a warm, soft, fuzzy feeling should emerge. Please take it with you when you leave. And come again.
Gallery Hours Saturday 1-5pm or by appointment so email me.
The giant gods eye will soon be installed as a Gods Eye Outpost, complete with yarn fire, yuccas, cacti and gods eye making materials in the installation box at BOX 13 ArtSpace. For now I’m working on painting my favorite color, the high desert sky. It’s a good start. Now the blending will begin.
Opening TONIGHT September 7, 2012 @ 4411 Montrose Blvd
6:30 – 8:30 PM
Catch some great art by BOX13 resident artists outside the box. Up for one week only, so don’t miss it! See images more images of the work and installation on flickr. I’m unveiling reworked joke pictures, A Dirty Joke and A Clean Joke. Click here for more info and see you tonight!
The gods eye had a grand finale and looks marvelous.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED! YOU CREATED SOMETHING BIG & BEAUTIFUL and I COULD NOT have done it without YOU!
Finished off in brown yarn, it now stands 8′ 7″ high and 8’10″ wide. I still need to research the world record…. for now it comes out of the Upstairs BOX to chill in my studio for a while. Stay tuned for more animations of its construction and it’s unveiling in a new home in the Installation BOX at BOX13. Until then be sure to check out the current exhibition in the Installation BOX, Kia Neill‘s Boulder. On September 22, 2012 from 1:00-4:00pm help Kia break the big geode, deconstruct the cave and claim your territory! Click for more info about Breaking the Big Geode Closing/Deconstruction Party.
For now I’m trying to figure out a way to make a gods eye into dining tables. Suggestions welcome!
Thanks to everyone who came out to hear Orna Feinstein and myself talk about our installations last Saturday. It was a great turn out with insightful and interested conversations. Over the last few weekends the gods eye has continued to grow. This weekend is your last chance to add to what could be the biggest gods eye in the world! I’m still looking into the details on that last statement but never the less time and space are running out! I’ll be at the BOX from 1-5pm Saturday Aug 18. See you there!
To see a sneak peak at an animation in progress click here
Although I was not there to witness it, I was told that about 25 people came by the show the first weekend in August and quite a few of them stopped to make a gods eye. Some of them even left evidence! I found this new addition on the big gods eye when I returned. It is quite beautiful. Thank you anonymous gods eye maker/donor!
There are actually quite a few gods eye that have been donated to the show. I started with three examples on the wall above the handouts. Now the pedestal with the flyers looks more like a shrine to gods eye. Love it!
In July 2010 Alicia and I unveiled our first gods eye project, Gods Eyes Opening at Nano Gallery in Santa Monica. It seemed only right Alicia leave her mark on a giant gods eye. So on Saturday I photographed the piles of yarn and things remaining on the floor. From those pictures she chose 3 colors of yarn to add to the gods eye, black, grey and gold. I wrapped them for her using the entire skein of each yarn. It was a prefect, inspiring collaboration.
I won’t be at BOX13 this weekend with a gods eye, however mark your calendars for Saturday, August 11. Orna Feinstein (who is showing in the Downstairs Front Gallery at BOX13) and I will be hosting gallery talks and I’m hoping to set up a webcam so more people can participate from around the country with the help of the internet.
The gods eye grew quite beautifully last Saturday. Thanks to all who came out to witness and participate. It was a perfect afternoon. See more progress below and come out this Saturday, tomorrow Aug 28th, to continue the journey.
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Thank you to everyone who came to the opening last Saturday for a gods eye. The turnout and participation were far greater than I expected. Together we started something beautiful. To all those yet to participate, I will be gallery/gods eye sitting from 1-5pm on Saturdays until August 18. There’s plenty of room for more!!
a participatory work by Kate Kendall
July 14 – August 18
opening reception July 14, 2012
at BOX 13 ArtSpace
My latest work, a gods eye, (yes it’s all lowercase) debuts this coming Saturday, July 14 in the Upstairs BOX gallery at BOX 13 ArtSpace. To quote the press release:
Box 13 resident Kate Kendall continues her spiritual investigation in a performance-based installation a gods eye. The artist and her audience turned participants will weave a giant gods eye between two large sticks to create the installation. Much like wrapping a May pole, the act engages the audience and participants in a spiritual dance, simultaneously celebrating and transcending physicality of the object and the body. Anyone and everyone is invited to participate in the creation of a gods eye. The creative act will continue through the duration of the show with direction from the artist during normal gallery hours and at personal request. Visitors are also invited to bring their own yarn/ribbon/rope/string-able objects to weave into the god’s eye. A closing ceremony will be held to honor and celebrate the culmination of the weaving and all who participated and witnessed the creation of a gods eye.
Read more about the fabulous shows also opening Saturday at the BOX 13 on their recent newsletter. Maybe sign up to receive it too!