I mentioned yesterday that I was intrigued by how big a piece of art could emerge from a 36 x 3" mailing tube in the Textiles in a Tube 2 exhibit. The grand prize for expansiveness has to go to Shelley Brenner Baird for her installation.
Shelley Baird, Textiled, installation view, details below
This piece consists of 1008 fabric circles, each a tad under three inches in diameter, dyed and screenprinted. Each one came backed with double-sided tape, and the gallery people stuck each one to the wall on a grid, a process that took many, many hours.
And I have to wonder whether Shelley is taking this show as a personal challenge to see how much space she can pack into a mailing tube. What will she come up with next year?