Interstitial: Between Earth and Sky complete

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Today is the Big Day! Interstitial: Between Earth and Sky begins its six-month run at the University of Wyoming Art Museum in Laramie. A week ahead of schedule, thanks to the help of two amazing preparators. I’ve been so lucky!

I like to believe it meets Charles Baudelaire’s challenge to artists: “distill the eternal from the transitory.” Hot glue used as sculptural media makes that possible. Its translucent membrane-like quality melts almost invisibly with the space.

The work’s gossamer tactility, those edges so fuzzy and squiggly, keep the eyes from seeing distinct boundaries. Except for the frame of walls, one could imagine the strands as having no beginning or end.

Timelessness, infinity—these words pepper my artist statements like existential bric-a-brac. They’re my conceptual cruz of this installation. It is my hope the quiet, visceral environments will animate the viewers senses, encourage pause, contemplation …

the way clouds have always done.

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Here is today’s post from Marketing Associate Lisa Sherrod, who has been terrific about posting updates on the University of Wyoming Art Museum blog.