Sunflowers and Power lines, Copyright Elaine Luther 2016

Sunflowers and Power lines, Copyright Elaine Luther 2016

In the most un-gallery setting possible, among the power lines and our alley flower bed, full of sunflowers, we were part of an art walk this past weekend.

Not just us, it’s a town-wide, garage-based art walk! (We used our parking space.)

Here’s what we did!

Hopscotch unfolds, installation piece by Betsy Zecsek

Hopscotch unfolds, installation piece by Betsy Zecsek

Hopscotch unfolds  2, installation piece by Betsy Zecsek

Hopscotch unfolds 2, installation piece by Betsy Zecsek

Hopscotch unfolds 3, installation piece by Betsy Zecsek

Hopscotch unfolds 3, installation piece by Betsy Zecsek

Book and paper artist Betsy Zecsek made this really cool interactive piece. It’s an accordion book that folds out to become a hopscotch. AND, the pastels used to color the handmade paper transfer to the shoes of whoever is hopscotching. As they hop along, they alter the piece!

It’s always fun when people drop their guard a little and become willing to do something “silly” like hopscotching at a garage-based art walk!

Here’s a brave woman who did it, in platform heels, no less:

Hop Scotching, photo by Ralph Romero

Hop Scotching, photo by Ralph Romero

I modified some existing 4′ wood letters I had lying around (doesn’t everyone?) and painted them with chalkboard paint. Here’s what they looked like after the public participation:

A.R.T. installation by Elaine Luther, copyright 2016, photo by Ralph Romero

A.R.T. installation by Elaine Luther, copyright 2016, photo by Ralph Romero

I also debuted two of my new, larger Balance and Tension sculptures!

Balance and Tension: Scaling Up 1, Copyright Elaine Luther

Balance and Tension: Scaling Up 1, Copyright Elaine Luther

Balance and Tension: Scaling Up 2, Copyright Elaine Luther

Balance and Tension: Scaling Up 2, Copyright Elaine Luther

Fun was had by all!

All photos copyright Ralph Romero 2016 unless otherwise noted.

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