Monday, November 03, 2008

Green Spaces Grant Project 2008 -

"Post Installation Study I"
manipulated digital photograph by Mick Mather
I spent part of my weekend finishing up the installation of Trinity #2 which, in spite of the weather and other considerations, is currently in place and doing well. The piece as it now stands is a living topiary sculpture that is completely in tune with the intent of this grant and I'm finally able to say that it's an idea that should've been more prominent in my thinking from the beginning. I would've posted the original photograph of the piece but planting arbor vitae bushes this late in the season allows no opportunity for the sort of pruning that my collaborator, Mark Moncavage, and I will do in mid-Spring of 2009. Once the piece has taken firm root and grows a few feet, the shaping will begin and I promise to show those results in about 6 months.

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11 Comments:

Blogger hpy said...

Even if it has nothing, absolutely nothing to do with it, this picture told me it's time for TEQUILA.

8:48 AM  
Blogger harlequinpan said...

It will be a vivid installation.

9:32 AM  
Blogger SusuPetal said...

Oh, I just love that greenness! More!

10:42 AM  
Blogger Elegia said...

Soft and green
I could eat them!

12:58 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

hpy:
Hmmm ... I think I get the picture Hélène - "1 tequila, 2 tequila, 3 tequila, floor!" :D

harlequinpan:
It already is. We did get the bushes planted, just not shaped to the point that I want them ... as mentioned, we'll do that in the spring. :)

susupetal:
I actually do have 1 more version of this to post. However, what I believe I'm hearing is that you will absolutely NOT be interested in seeing any snow pictures this year?

1:04 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

elegia:
LOL ... and plenty of roughage! Bon appetit! :D

6:44 PM  
Blogger Lisa Sarsfield said...

6 months!! Such a long wait! Still I shouldn't complain...it would be 12 months of waiting if it was our next spring!

I am pleased for you that you can leave this at such a postive point. It does not seem unfinished here...it must be the feel of it.

Ha, I got all that from a drawing and a few typed words. Imagine if I saw it!
:)

8:35 PM  
Blogger K.V. Abbott said...

Looks interesting Mick! I will look forward to following this project as it develops! Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4:22 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

lisa sarsfield:
At my age, six months passes like a long weekend. That said, I'm always pleased at your positive comments. This piece is right on the Creek Walk where dozens of people see it every day ... I'm as delighted about being able to place it there as anyone else I think. Finally, just there's no mistake, this study is a heavily manipulated photograph, not a drawing. Since I couldn't shape the arbor vitae, I did a little cutting and pasting of the photo before running it through the filters.

k.v. abbott:
Thanks very much, Kevin. Once we get this thing into a sculptured shape the next step will be the development of a Blossom Festival when the crabapple trees (the other half of this same project) begin to flower.

4:56 AM  
Blogger studio lolo said...

Mick, yes of course you can use my piece for the series. I don't know if you remember this from past posts, but I always try to put 3 cypress trees in my landscapes to remember the 3 cats I drove out to Cali with. I have several if you'd like to use them ;)
Not cats...paintings!

9:38 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

studio lolo:
To tell the truth, I do recall something about the trees and the cats. How many paintings or images are there? I'd love to be able to use them as part of the readymade grouping of The Trinity Series.

4:17 PM  

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