Sunday, March 15, 2009

Backlog pt. 8: Mizzy Gizzy

Earlier this fall I did a residency at a woodsy property outside Nevada City called Mizzy Gizzy...built and dwelt upon by two lovely families (Doug, Vanessa, and Isobel.....Kevin, Cheryl, Ruby, and Chiara) who made my stay cozy, and let me wander around and draw and make a map of their good corner of things.

A month after I did my time, I put up a small art show in the small cabin where I slept (with a lofted bed under a roof that hinges open to the good), and designed a little yarn marked hunt through the woods (Hansel and Grettel style) out to the sites where I sat to draw, and the sites where I began two sculptures, (a big pile of sticks, and a digging circle of rocks) which grew with the help of the crew of buddies who joined me for the weekend.

My friends Terri and Sarah just passed on some fine photos of the retreat that had me excited to break it down and blog it out.


how to make a circle of buried rocks
sarah digging up buried rocks

ghost of terri...
felix the finder


how to make a stick pile
Terri taking her rock circle photograph...cheerleader dreams come true.

(and here's some of my things to boot:)
the map
early morning yarn tying time

this i drew here

this i drew here

anyone else have a cabin for me to draw around? I'll do it please.


nathaniel russell said...

duuuuuuuuuuude. that sleeping attic was nice.

ribbons said...

for real.

I definitely want to have a slumber attic when I grow up.

terri said...

life changing weekend. there's no one like you, dave.

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