Yes! Excited to be part of this amazing program curated by Katya Grokhovsky!
Keeping a diary on Twitter about my pregnancy, inspired by Mother Reader. Compiled below. Going forward the last six weeks the hashtag will be #babyOprep. I also keep a personal hand written diary covering a lot more of the nuances, thoughts, feelings and progress. My honey has been keeping one too. Once every so often we read our entries aloud to each other. We are due for a session.
33 weeks 1 day. His little feet are on the move and I can see them moving around near my ribs. It’s so cute!
32w3d fantasized eating a gallon of ice cream and chips for lunch while in wawa and blaming . Opted for tuna salad platter.
32w1d went swimming (if you can call it that) at the gym and it was amazing, floating, walking, weightlessness, somersaults, and hand stands
32 weeks! Ice cream followed by kick counting, just 7 minutes to get to ten. Now to write up my thoughts post art talk at Slought
31w6d feeling exhausted. scared. Productive day. Too tired for studio, aside from this diary tweet. My guy gives me strength ❤
Listen to baby beats 3/20/15 by Diedra on
31w4d, nonstress test went well. Basketball belly forming. Baby is moving & tickling me. They told me to do 10 kick counts in hour everyday
While I love the idea of posting about art daily, and find inspiring ideas nearly everyday, posting a couple of times a month is nice too.
Finally finally finally … I am trying to complete a few projects and this is one of them…Dark Matter Art Project, the third sequence from Art Basel Miami Beach, December 2013, audio interviews vox pop style. I love the responses to these difficult but timely questions. Good stuff to think about as we start another year.
Inspired by Gregory Sholette’s “Dark Matter” and Jackie Battenfield’s “The Artist’s Guide”, artists, gallerists and art appreciators alike are asked three questions from Battenfield’s book:
What would make you feel successful as an artist?
What would make you feel successful in your relationships?
What would make you feel truly happy?
Plastic Fantastic visited The Young Women’s Leadership School in Queens, NY 2014. The students collected the 6000 water bottles needed over the fall. Art students made posters about Plastic Fantastic, recycling and water bottles to help raise awareness about the project. There was a competition to collect water bottles for the month of October and a 7th grade class won a pizza party for collecting the most. Ms Schneck’s art classes put the bottles on grids so they were ready to be applied when the dome armature arrived. During Plastic Fantastic’s visit in early December, we constructed the dome and attached the bottles. Students were part of the decision making on grid placement. Jeremy Prouty and Kristen Bailey ran puppet making workshops and puppet shows in the dome, two of which are in the video. The dome has been up as a public art installation on the TYWLS campus since December 4th, 2014!
Cheers! To posting daily about art, escape and the everyday! To a year of making, reading, writing, video, and creative pursuit! And more time for cleaning and self care around the home…And love!
On Saturday, November 8. Open Call Guerilla Outdoor Performance Festival. Philadelphia, PA. In garb made of bottle caps, rather than collecting the usual water bottles, Plastic Fantastic Domads shifted the ecology like true earth artists, by collecting individual leaves in baskets (a welcomed contrast to clear trash bags used for water bottle collecting) near Valley Green Inn and travel north to Picnic Area 2. We reimagined the leaves’ existence in a new environment at that location. How we loved being a leaf peeper from the land of plastic and enjoyed spending quality time with fall foliage. Park goers joined us in our celebration of Leaf Love. Yay!
Greetings from Anchorage, AK where Plastic Fantastic is visiting the Gyre Exhibition
Sunday, August 3rd, at 6:30pm EST there will be a Google Hangout at the dome. Email me if you plan to attend and I will send you a link.
Program of Events as listed on the event page 🙂
“Art on the Green
1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1
Help Philadelphia artist Diedra Krieger create a giant dome made from plastic bottles. More than 6,000 post-consumer water bottles serve as the structure for Plastic Fantastic, a 16-foot geodesic dome. Krieger has built Plastic Fantastic domes across the country to spark conversations about environmental issues, recycling and health. This program is held in conjunction with the exhibition “Gyre: The Plastic Ocean.” Water bottle collection provided by UAA Office of Sustainability. Outdoors, rain or shine. Free
Meet the Artist
6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1
Explore the Plastic Fantastic dome with its creator, Philadelphia artist Diedra Krieger. More than 6,000 post-consumer water bottles serve as the structure for Plastic Fantastic, a 16-foot geodesic dome. Krieger has built Plastic Fantastic domes across the country to spark conversations about environmental issues, recycling and health.
Mini Dome Design
2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2
Balance engineering skills with art to make your own mini geodesic domes inspired by the Plastic Fantastic dome installation. More than 6,000 post-consumer water bottles serve as the structure for Plastic Fantastic, a 16-foot geodesic dome. Philadelphia artist Diedra Krieger has created Plastic Fantastic domes across the country to spark conversations about environmental issues, recycling and health.
Coffee Talk: A Plastic World
11 a.m. to noon Sunday, Aug. 3
What do you think about humans’ relationship with plastic? Join us on the lawn for a casual conversation over coffee. Discussion is facilitated by Anne Stefanich, Green Star; Paula Williams, UAA Office of Sustainability; and Diedra Krieger, Philadelphia artist and creator of the Plastic Fantastic dome. Coffee is available; please bring your own re-usable mug.
Outdoors, rain or shine. Free
This program is held in conjunction with the exhibition “Gyre: The Plastic Ocean.” http://www.anchoragemuseum.org/galleries/gyre/“
How do you feel about plastic? See RF Masher think it through at Plastic Fantastic 2013
Maybe Domadic life is more your speed
Domadic life at Plastic Fantastic in 2013 at 40th Street AirSpace.
This video #selftalk clip was shot in Chaco Canyon and gives into inclinations to bring art talk into the picture, questioning the purpose of a vacation.