Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Learning a new computer. Keeping medical appointments. Cleaning my office. Reorganizing after Christmas. . . On and on and on.... and yet not enough time or material to craft a very exciting blog post. On the other hand I don't want to lose readers who may have given up on me, thinking I've disappeared into a mole hole or flown away on the wings of a giant hawk. Nothing at all so romantic, I'm right here where I have always been.
On Saturday I finally got away to drive up to Afton and check on the Station. It is just fine. Earlier in the week, Robin had opened up for a group of three men who were visiting from Texas. They were in Oklahoma for the Chili Bowl Nationals (midget cars) so I was honored that they wanted to take one day off from the races to drive up to Afton to see the Packards. Robin took this photo. I'm sorry I missed them.
is a statewide knitting project to unite communities and draw attention to our diminishing landscapes. In partnership with Oklahoma artist Romy Owens, the project was constructed by independent knitters, knitting circles, and outreach groups to create a single large “blanket” covering the facade of 108|Contemporary’s gallery. Inspired by our current screen-based culture and the sprawl of urbanization, the pixilated landscape represents the physical absence as well as our digital obsession and disconnect with nature. From a distance, the installation appears to be an abstracted image of a prairie landscape, in essence making the gallery a part of the skyline.