Finished Finally at 80 hours of weaving! A 2 minute recording I made for ArtPrize about Cascade 8/3/13 My Name is Kait Rhoads, I live and work in Seattle WA and the name of my piece is Cascade. The form is meant to illustrate the way I release my sadness and sorrow surrounding the loss of the last of my living grandparents. Surrender is difficult for all of us, and the anticipation of death a constant reality of life. I see in their preparation to let go of this mortal coil the inevitability of my own participation in the same form of release. Will I be able to surrender gracefully and in a timely manner or will I cling to life until a bitter end? The form is constructed from many hexagonal shaped blown glass tubes or Hollow Murrine. I make the tubing in the hotshop by blowing colored bubbles into a series of hexagonal steel molds, after they are annealed I then cut them into slices and fire polish them in a kiln so that the tubing becomes conical. You can click on this link to see a video of the process if you like […]
Salutations! I am currently teaching for the fall at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Of course this is exciting for me as I am an island girl – although much removed in my adult years – it is really good to be close to the water again! here is a blog post about my teaching here at UH – check it out! and an announcement for a lecture that I will be giving this Monday at the Linekona Arts Center.
So exciting – I have finally got the catalogs in hand!!!!! I will do my best to get them out early next week to my staunch Kickstarter supporters as I am still waiting for the show cards! They look so beautiful and I am so very thankful to everyone’s pledges for this project! It would not have happened without you – really! I have about a week until the opening and I am still busy getting work finished to take to the photographer’s this coming weekend! Here is the image of the show card and then a taste of the catalog in the form of a poem in it by Stewart Kestenbaum. If you would like to purchase one please click on the link below http://tinyurl.com/4ewtqwj