This is the least stressed i've ever been about a sculpture install. Probably because I wasn't even there as it was happening. Funny how one day you can be prepping 300 pieces of acrylic, the next day you're having a baby, and your whole world collapses and reconstructs itself in the space of an instant.
The day install began, I hadn't been discharged from the hospital yet. I asked friends to organize the 15 bags of sculpture pieces that I left strewn about my house, when it still seemed like I had 2.5 months before my baby would be born. I asked @lafriedel
to manage the install on site, while I was in the NICU with Mira. Install didn't go perfectly, issues arose as always happens with a large sculpture installation. But every problem felt like such an easy thing to fix compared to the complexity of keeping a less than 2 pound human alive.
Thanks to the efforts of @lafriedel
, the sculpture came out beautifully. I am so grateful to them for the work they put in to realize my vision. Mira is also doing beautifully, supported by nurses and doctors whose dedication blows my mind. Two posts ago I made a kind of resolution about stepping away and not being so focused on my work all the time. Well the universe heard me, and I get to focus on caring for my child for the next few months. It's the most unexpected blessing i've ever received. 📸: @ellievanhoutte