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.