We'll Call It A Boat


Project Grow, Albertina Kerr, Portland OR, Mar-Apr 2017

Project Statement

My intention in this project with Project Grow was to introduce new a method for making sculpture to these already multi-talented artists.   The process I brought to Project Grow involves cutting, glueing and carving insulation foam board into unique sculptural forms.  Though the material arc of the project was formed from the get-go, the conceptual underpinnings seemed to evolve week by week for each artist involved. I was interested in working with the artists to express their creative vision through abstraction and form - rather then in making a "thing from the world."  Nevertheless, the magnetic pull towards making "things from the world," was strong.  The other facilitators and I were intent on working beyond it.  Ultimately, it only seemed fitting to articulate that struggle through the exhibition title, "We'll Call It A Boat," as coined by Almiter (last name?) during one of our final workdays.  

Cara Levine was an Artist in Residence at Project Grow for Jan - Mar 2017

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