While I'm still hopeful that the scheme will start to work, I'm not optimistic. Over the past week I've had large, fairly photogenic pieces in two highly visible spots and . . . crickets. I watched people take photos with my 8.5' seahorse "Rocket Queen" at West Columbia's Kinetic Derby Day and . . . nothing. "Beauty and Grace" has been on full display at ArtFields this week and . . . nothing. The word on the street is that there will be a free popcorn machine next to it tomorrow, so maybe something will happen there. Fingers crossed.
For those of you in Columbia, Saturday presents another opportunity to not take a photograph of yourself with my work. I created a piece called "The Rabbit Hole" for the Tapp's putt-putt golf fundraiser this weekend. My hole (I think it's the 16th hole) plays with concepts of binary oppositions that we so often use as shortcuts to simplify, describe, and understand the world. It is built around the contrast between stable and unstable equilibrium points: it's much easier to tip over the edge and go down into the rabbit hole than it is to sharpshoot your way out. It's got two winged rabbits ("Zero" and "One") that will be for sale when they're done. It's also got lights. And I'm hoping there will be music. I won't be there to turn everything on, so "The Rabbit Hole" is in capable hands of Wilson. It's all yours, Wilson.