Artist statement by Evan describing his approach to art-making and life:
"I have consistently been making things with materials from my surroundings as a way to comprehend, as well as bring order and new meanings to the world I live in. At the very core of my research is a desire to create a harmony between the reality of my urban existence and my own personal ideology. My goal is to reinvent much of my surroundings both philosophically and physically in order to experience a more fulfilling life. My methods for doing this is to collect, rearrange and repurpose the materials and spaces around me. Translating everyday things into poignant forms of expression of our time; similar to a kind of alchemy, this process helps me overcome the limits of social constraints. It allows me access to a capacity of understanding that is not limited by a set paradigm."
Cameron Larson will begin installing his mosaic project this coming Thursday, Sept. 9th, in conjunction with Blitz! (Capitol Hill Art Walk). The work will comprise of some 7,000 beer bottle caps arranged and installed directly onto a section of the Broadway wall. The finished work will be a 8'x8' portrait of the recently departed Capitol Hill icon, Chris Harvey aka "Slats".
Cameron has been collecting caps for the past year for this project, but is need of more... "Any obscure caps are ideal. No Corona, Budwiser, Bud Light, Henry Weinhard... But I will accept ANYTHING!!!" He will be working on Broadway (next to Joey Veltkamp's panels) for the next few weeks, installing his project bit by bit.
WALLRUS - ANIMATED WALL EVENT
Local animators premiere four-year wall animation project Wallrus, an animated wall project lasting four years and involving 8 animators, kicks off at 6PM on Thursday, September 9th, 2010 in Seattle's Cal Anderson Park. Local artist/musician Clyde Petersen will create a large scale animation destined for a music video.
SEAT (Seattle Experimental Animation Team) in conjunction with Sound Transit, and with support from the NWFilm Forum and Art Work Fine Art Services presents: Wallrus - The slow moving, ungainly giant movie, an eight part collaborative mural/animation created over four years on the surface of a construction barrier in Seattle's Cal Anderson Park. Seven animators and one school group collaborating over time will take over part of the huge plywood wall around the Capitol Hill Light Rail construction - specifically a section by 'the Philosopher's Tree' near the 10th Ave and Denny park entrance in Cal Anderson Park. Beginning Thursday September 9th this wall will become an animated mural, with a new animator arriving every six months to transform the wall entirely, culminating in evening screenings of 'wall' animation and selected films curated by the artist of the season.
SEAT members include Webster Crowell, Tess Martin, Britta Johnson, Clyde Peterson, Sarah Jane Lapp, Amanda Moore, and others, including a collaborative project with Coyote Central.
ABOUT THE EVENT:
Initial artist Clyde Petersen begins his animation at 6PM during the Capitol Hill art walk on September 9th, 2010. The spectacle is free and open to the public. He will be working on a music video for Portland based band, The Thermals. The project will celebrate the wonders of travel in outer space.
ABOUT THE ANIMATORS:
Clyde Petersen runs the Seattle-based production company Do It For the Girls Productions. He divides time between producing live action and animated music videos, touring with and managing local bands, and teaching youth film making camps. His most recent feature film, The Unspeakable, premiered in July 2010.