Egidija Ciricaite Wade, who showed with Street Road in 2013 writes:
"just a quick note to say that your stone has developed into a fully blown project. Unfortunately, this means that you may not get it back as expected! Seven parts if it will soon be traveling to various locations around the world.
Some time over the next few weeks I will send you the documentation book."
We can't wait.
Artist David A. Parker (Philadelphia, a recent transplant form Chicago) has installed his outdoor sculpture, "Enskyment," on our site.
It features a sculpture made of birdseed that is a cast of the artist's head. Attached to the sculpture's platform is a camera that will take photos of any birds that stop by for a meal. The goal is to capture the process of the sculpture being taken into the sky by the birds.
This piece is part of our upcoming exhibition, 'Arterial Motives'... about which more soon. Parker has installed it a month prior to the opening, as photographs of bird activity are to form part of the Arterial Motives exhibition. Watch this space, and come by to watch some birds.
The artist, on his inspiration for the work:
"Where do "we" end, and where does "nature" begin? We are all carbon-based life forms... the materials of our body have been around for millions of years - they just assembled into the form of our body for a while ... later they will take other forms. Since that will happen, why not enjoy the thought that we could be carried into the sky by the birds? In the words of poet Robinson Jeffers:
This screen shot shows us Skyping with Kaori Homma last week to plan for this year's variation on her Homma Meridian @ Street Road.
This line stretching across the Street Road Site, is Homma's re-conception and re-locating of the Greenwich Meridian (so called 'zero degrees longitude'), from London to Cochranville.
These photos show it two summers ago when we let it grow as long grass.
This summer, Kaori collaborates with another artist who has had long involvement at Street Road, Adrian Barron, and the line will be cut down to the earth, and local seeds will be allowed to germinate freely.
The line gets cut this week and we'll have a time lapse camera shooting photos all summer. Watch this space.
The aburi dashi exhibition has expanded! During the reception last week many of our visitors made their own prints and have joined the Garage students pieces on display now until May 8th.
Our Rock Project will be on exhibit until May 8th showcasing work by Octorara Middle School students and other participating artists. Check out the Rocks page to find out more information about this ongoing project and to make a rock of your own.
You are invited to attend a special exhibition celebrating the wonderful members of our community.
Enjoy a display of aburi-dashi fire prints by young artists from The Garage in Kennett Square and West Grove, produced during a recent workshop held at Street Road with artist Kaori Homma Skyping in from London.
Also on display will be a selection of artwork by students from local area middle school, Octorara. They've made a fabulous set of rocks as part of our ongoing project, Street Road Rocks.
Josh Ruger, Lauren Noel, Tessa Gordon, Ben Mellema, Emily Dewey, Mackenzie Sheeler, Don Black, Madison Cocchi, Kevin Luna Leon, Satchell Harris, Alisha Arora, Kelly Lomboy, Meredith Morris, Aaren Milne, Megan Priddy, Taylor Esh, Nicole Meek, Izzy Heagy, Sofia, Tellez, Jessica Brewer, Libby Sweet, Abby Wilde, Elise Robinson, Alisha Arora, Nelly Christ, Kelly Wezenka, Leah Lofgren, Jada Rubincam, Kendal Gibson, Alan Li, Daniela Lopez, Natalie Davis, Teresa Vazquez, Erica Lopez, Christian Zamudio, Maria Juarez, Juan Zavala, Victoria Garcia
An amazing pair of rocks arrived today - these elemental pieces are amazing.
Regular posts from Street Road - check for updates on our shows, our friendly but slightly menacing groundhogs, bees from nearby Stella Lou Farm, and our growing collection of river rocks altered by the artistically inclined from all over the world.