This past weekend, Jill of The Dapper Toad and I each installed a playful yarn installation at Downtown San Mateo’s annual Wine Walk. The energetic, inventive Downtown San Mateo Association colluded with the property owner of an empty storefront to convert it into a pop-up art gallery for the afternoon.
I tried an Aimee Diamond yarn installations I’ve admired for a while. I designed a reusable installation so it can pop-up again. But even better, I designed it to twist and move so I can discover what fascinating abstract geometric shapes emerge from string art.
Jill’s installation’s mission was to prevent tipsy connoisseurs from missing a step in the room. She cleverly employed her pom-pom making skills on a stash-busting curtain. Over 125 pom-poms in every color looked great from every darn angle. Next the pom-pom queen plans to expand her skills to carefully crafted, multi-colored pom-poms.
Wine lovers flooded the gallery, toasting, admiring, and purchasing works by our talented local artists. We local artists had such a great time, we’re meeting weekly for drinks to nurture our local art scene.
Thanks, Dan Gribben, for the snapshots of people enjoying Downtown San Mateo’s Wine Walk.
This install, Lorna, looks so fabulously vibrant. Would’ve loved to have seen in-person!
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Oooh, I love the string one, it’s so dynamic! A different effect from every angle, very cool.
Thanks, Alberta! Yes, it’s super inspiring how much this basic constructions changes as both it and the viewer move. I’m going to be playing with them much more!
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