I’ve been a friend of kwartzlab for almost two years now, commuting from Hamilton to visit on various Tuesday Open Nights and for other lab related events including SoOnCon and Hacky Halloween where I had a lot of fun de-gooping pumpkin seeds. I was the artist of the month in January 2011 where I showed my embroidered Brick Wall and other embroidery works. The most delicious part of the show was my 2′x2′ Cake Wall which was baked in custom aluminum pans that I fabricated in the lab! You can check out a time lapse video of me assembling the cake here.
When Gus Gissing brought up the idea for an Artist in Residence program I was totally gung-ho! What a super oppourtunity to use the lab, and set aside some time for just making work. I find myself easily distracted because I get so excited about a lot of different projects…I guess you could say I have Makers A.D.D, but who around here doesn’t? Being able to move away from home for two months has been great, but has taken me a couple of weeks to settle in here in KW. I tend to be one of those artists who thrive on last minute pressure and the looming deadline, so I am trying to make the most of my time left here.
Here’s a sneak peek at some things I’ve been doing at the lab.
I’ll be here until the end of May, and will be hosting an artist’s talk as well as a public workshop, so stay tuned for more information on that! You can check out more of my creations on my website, agnesmakes.com and follow me @agawaffle on Twitter for timely updates!