Art and Soul of the Magic Valley is a 2 week event in Twin Falls Idaho. I entered “The Electric Lasso” which was the first time I installed a piece indoors. Indoor environments are difficult because the lights I use illuminate the walls, ceiling and floor thereby making the string hard to see among the illuminated surfaces. The room was draped in black fabric and it worked quite well.
I received both good and bad news. The bad news is that I did not win the Grand Prize. The good news is that I received first place in the “uncategorized category” along with a check for $1,000 of which expenses for the event were $700.
The judges said, “there is a mechanical, technological quality to it and at the same time a flowing, rhythmic organic feeling”. Others said, “coolest part of the show”, “truly unique and stirs the imagination”, “really cool, my kids loved it and called it science”. I am very grateful for the opportunity to present my work to the 1,000 people who registered to vote. Special thanks and appreciation to Art and Bonnie Hoag for sponsoring the installation.