Started producing experimental samples for Galaxy – the project that I’m engaged in with PLAY+ART. Scored 5 hefty bags of T-shirts and made some yarn. Colours were so enticing I just had to go and use them, even though it would be better to first make all the balls of yarn to have a large selection to choose from.

– diameters 60 cm and 80 cm
– number of T-shirts used around 20 and 30
– time needed to cut and stretch the yarn: appr. 2 hrs
– time needed to make the circles: 1 hour and 1 1/2 hr of furious crochet-ing

So, I’m gonna need people to cut and stretch yarn, and a lot of volunteers to crochet, too. Fortunately the project plan provides both. My problem will be quality control: colours need to be right and need to be used in the right order and blending nicely. Then the center has colour, then on to [white, then to] dark blue and black. Circles need to be flat – I had to re-do a large chunk of the big one as it was floppy. The material is stretch-able so a too-tight circle can be stretched to flatness but a floppy one cannot be flattened. Also what to do with the space between the circles? The Atrium floor is white so the spaces between circles will show up as white. Maybe fill the spaces with crochet stitches, too? If so, how do I make sections that are transportable?

Note: need more black and dark blue in proportion to the other colours. Also need more white and light greys.

Right now I’m experimenting with making a spiral, for my inspiration painting has spirals & I want them, too!

From the MoMa site:

“This morning I saw the country from my window a long time before sunrise, with nothing but the morning star, which looked very big,” van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo, from France. Rooted in imagination and memory, The Starry Night embodies an inner, subjective expression of van Goghs response to nature. In thick, sweeping brushstrokes, a flamelike cypress unites the churning sky and the quiet village below. The village was partly invented, and the church spire evokes van Gogh’s native land, the Netherlands.

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