Sunday, November 07, 2010

Work In Progress (The Sweet Spot)

It has been a very long time since I've posted here, life has been upside down with a big move and a new job. As the dust is beginning to settle, I'm starting to get back to making art. Number one on my list is to complete my piece "The Sweet Spot," a project that began in Chicago and will be completed in Vermont. It is a result of a fifty day study to determine the ideal place to stand on the Montrose Brown Line platform (in Chicago) to get a seat on the train during the morning commute. This project will be shown next Autumn and so I'm suddenly feeling a lot of pressure (which is good) to nail it out.

During the fifty days that I collected my data, I made detailed notes to organize my findings. These will be part of the final piece (probably hung in a grid) and present my findings as well as miscellaneous doodles.


Georgia said...

These notes are awesome--will they be part of the final project? And does Archie's interest in trains coincide with the inception of this project? Inquiring minds want to know.

jonathan Gitelson said...

Hey Georgia,
Yup, they will be part of the piece. I'm going to post 5 a day. As for Archie, yes he is my personal artistic director. I am only to make work about trains from here on.