The largest installation of the Mater Matrix Mother and Medium project is currently up at The Bellevue Arts Museum in Bellevue, Washington, until September 15th. Beginning at the colonnade of lampposts and trees in front of the museum, it continues west for another two city blocks, with some of the largest panels swirling around an old oak tree past 106th Ave.
For myself and creative partner Paul Margolis, installing the installation this time was one of the most enjoyable and interactive times we’ve done it. The streets we were working on for about 100 hours, crocheting up on ladders, are major walking thoroughfares, and -once we began to count- we would get about 5 to 10 complements on the installation an hour. It is a a very strenuous process, so this kept our morale high.
Immediately following the installation, I had to throw myself into completing another installation headed to Italy, so I don’t feel like I’ve had a chance to fully process what great feedback we got, all of the support from the museum and museum visitors, as well as people who have followed and contributed to the MMMM project since its beginning in 2009. I am so grateful for the embracing experience! For the time being, here are many images from the installation and the part of it that functioned as the opening to the BAM ARTSfair.