Letting go of judgment about my work, leaving it partially completed as it is revealed, making time for a life while also making art -- all of these things came to the surface last night during the preliminary installation in the window at the art museum where I work. Right away, I am seeing that more will be more, and that scale and light and delicacy are important factors to consider.
But perhaps the most surprising and reassuring thing was to see how plain the connection to writing and music appears even with this initial gesture, and how the process of getting small in front of such a large experiment might have been the only way to access this information.
It's not only the physical aspect of getting small, either. I'm really just a catalyst, supported by the efforts of others, including J Garrett, who did the waterjet cutting of the parts I designed, Scott Farwell, whose love of helping and lighting were indispensable, and Diana Riddle and Sheila Hughes, for asking me in the first place. More to come.