Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Cradle, the Beginning and the End

Back in January, my sister, Amelia, www.ameliatoelke.com and I submitted a proposal for a show in Portland, Maine called Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been. The guidelines for the show were, it had to be a collaboration between two people at different points of their careers. A perfect fit for Amelia and I. We came up with Cradle in no time at all. It was a perfect mix of our talents, mine with mold making and sculpting, and hers, in metals and construction. We had mapped out the project so I would construct the hands in Brooklyn and Amelia would fabricate what would become the "cradle", in Madison, Wisconsin. Before the install, we would get together and fabricate the columns and the pedestals in upstate New York. I have posted the original drawing from the proposal and the finished piece. We were surprised how it close the sculpture came to the drawing. The show opens at the MECA Library in Portland, Maine on June 1, and will be up for one month

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