aWay station


aWay station is an installation at the Headlands Center for the Arts in West Marin, Northern California. It entails several discrete elements arranged in the Project Space of the Main building for the month of August 2011.  These elements will be changing and accumulating during the month as I interact with the space and with the immediate physical, historical and cultural context of the Headlands.

The studio will be constructed as a site for inquiry and exploration. The processes and actions carried out in aWay station will be displayed as a set of evolving tableau displayed in the space. The intention is to blur the walls of the space by mapping the external experience of the Headlands directly onto the space. The traditions of a scientific field station and encampment will be hybridized with those of the artist’s studio and the library or museum. An audience will be invited into the space to take part through conversation, interaction and creation.

Donald Fortescue, 

July 2011

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The series of posts created at the aWay station in August 2011 can be found on the pingback links below. Or by clicking on the August link to the left.

There is a synopsis of the aWay station in the portfolio section of this site – here.

Here are images of the 50 or so whittlings created by over 4o visitors (and 3 dogs) to the aWay station.

Michael Bartalos

Dean Schneider

Jon Soileau

Russ Baldon

James Coquia

Barbara Holmes

JT Laughlin

Peter L'Abbe

Susan Rennie

Liz Koerner

Yvonne Mouser

Sandra Kelch

Scott Constable

John Randolph

John Randolph - 2nd dip

Wilson

Swintak - note the two final chips that completed the piece!

David Bourn

Maggie Sasso

Philip Wood - subtle, conceptual and infuriating!

Zola

Peter Amantea

Chris Loomis - working the knot!

Gabriel Russo

Tania "the whittler" Ketenjian

Lawrence LaBianca - trans-disciplinary whittling

Liam Young

Mark Braunias - micro-whittling maestro

Heather Watson

Nathan Lynch

Eva Rogers

Seair Smith

Josie

Damon Little

Peter Wheeler - whittles on whittles, ad infinitum.

An unsigned Mary Little, I believe!

Nico

Akeem

SeanPaul - nice curvetail knife marks

Joyce Grimm

Jennifer Berry

Franco

Braegen?

Ben Levy

Jonas Carpenter

Pippa Murray

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  12. […] great group of people came out and spent time with me in the aWay station in August. Friends, colleagues, fellow artists in residence, headlands staff and interns. People […]

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  13. These are all so stunning, I love them so much and love wondering what they subconsciously represent from the artist. Very special collection. Thank you for the opportunity Donald!!!! xoxox

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