Streetcolor is feltbombing the city of Mendocino this summer.
Mendocino Crayon Box is a town wide art installation by the Mendocino Art Center and artist Streetcolor. The pillars of businesses all over town will be wrapped in solid sheets of brilliant, colored, handmade felt. Trees will be wrapped in knitting and crocheting. This art installation is designed to transform the whole town of Mendocino into one interactive sculpture.
“Mendocino Crayon Box is an art installation that wraps the beautiful buildings and pillars of Mendocino in knitting and handmade felt. Each pillar is a different color, I wanted the pure color to evoke the excitement we feel when we are getting ready to create. The installation also includes felt, crocheted and knitted flowers to comment on the enjoyment of sitting and passing time creating small textiles. The Mendocino Art Center is extending the sense of where we might look at art out into the streets and buildings of Mendocino with this playful temporary exhibition.” – Streetcolor
When ceramist Josh Margolis went on a Birthright Israel trip more than a decade ago, it wasn’t praying at the Western Wall that had a profound impact on him: It was the ceramic pot he found while digging underneath it.
As Margolis unearthed ancient artifacts during an archaeological dig, he discovered shards of stoneware that he says solidified his relationship to Judaism and to Israel.
“I found this pot during the dig and it somehow represented me 2,000 years ago,” Margolis said from the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco art studio. “It became my specific connector to the land.”
Read the full article in J Weekly.
Stepping into Joshua Margolis’s studio, you’ll hear his radio churning out tunes that keep the sculptor pounding, rolling, and shaping that clay. We asked the public, What music would you put on the soundtrack for Monsters and Robots? Here is the result. (Keep adding songs in the comments below! We’ll be updating the playlist throughout the month.)