Art Too Big? No Such Thing!

I often write about making art big enough to hold your dreams.

I recently attended a talk with Rebecca diDomenico, who was discussing her installation — a cave structure titled Pellucid.

Rebecca diDomenico, Pallucid

Cynthia Morris (r) and me inside of Rebecca diDomenico's installation, Pellucid. Artwork ©The Artist.

Pellucid was built in her large living room over the course of a year, but she didn’t think much about how she was going to get it out of her home and into the museum.

She said: You find a way.

It wasn’t the first time she had worked on such a large scale.

When she realized that the component umbrellas for an installation were too big to put in her car, diDomenico organized an umbrella walk through Boulder to deliver them to the Boulder Museum of Contemporary art.

The umbrella installation was no longer just a sculpture. It was a performance piece that united members of a community.

Are you holding back and hanging on to small ideas?

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5 comments to Art Too Big? No Such Thing!

  • Where is this installation now?

  • Hi Alyson,
    This one is soo timely for me…I have been making small artworks for over a year now…since we have to move back to India soon…but for some reason since the begin of this year…I wanted to break loose and create art the way I want to and not worry abt it not being sold or having to ship somewhere else….and todays topic just echos with my insight…
    Thank You

  • Hi Alyson,

    This art is inspiring. I do make larger art, but I love this idea. Perhaps I could make a bunch of larger canvasses that fit together. Shipping is a big problem, but maybe I could hire a train of friends’ vans to carry massive work somewhere. I like painting both large and small works. But this is so cool. Woo Hoo! An artist friend explained something to me that makes sense. She said, “the great thing about big work is that it’s…big.” True.

    Barbara

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  • I have been shying away from my bigger work recently, and so this is a great push back into that arena. I am also working on my first “guerrilla” weaving and installation work. I am not sure how this is going to turn out, but it is taking me out of my own space into the community which is a step in the right direction.

    Jaime