Circle of Life sculpture
Development and Installation Documentary
This work was produced in 2014 for the Smith College 1959 Reunion.
The work was exhibited at
- the Jannotta Gallery (Smith College) May-August, 2014
- the Neville Gallery, 2015
- the Milton Art Center, March 2015
The images in this gallery document the work’s development progression and ultimate installation.
01 "Circle of Life," Jannotta Gallery installation photo.
information on art materials, and technical assistants.
02 "Circle of Life," first concept drawings, February 5, 2014,
A woven vine supports two sets of paper strips, pen on paper.
03 "Circle of Life," 2nd concept drawing, one layer of paper strips,
watercolor, pen on paper.
04 "Circle of Life," 3rd concept drawing, February 7, 2014,
colored pen markers on paper.
05 Neville drawing of "Ivy Chain," 25th Smith reunion, 1959 "Class Book,"
pen and ink on paper, spring, 1984.
06 "Circle of Life," Installation Jannotta Gallery, May 20, 2014,
digital camera photograph, retouched background.
07 Beth and "Circle of Life," installed, Jannotta Gallery, Smith College,
digital camera photograph.
08 "Smith Class of '59 Year Book" photos,
digital scan on Epson scanner.
09 Scanning 600 ‘Class of '59's' Photos, into iPhoto,
Assistant Ian Sloane at the scanner, February, 2014.
10 Beth cuts up 600 printed photos of classmates into strips.
Neville art studio, 5 Cliff Road, Milton, MA.
11 Ian Sloane, tears Reeve's Tan etching paper for photos.
12 Neville's etching proofs recycled into strips.
The torn edges create deckled edges.
13 Applying Elmers glue to photos to paste them onto etching paper.
14 Smith '59 photos in strips, alphabetically, pasted to etching paper strips.
Neville Gallery studio.
15 Beth, painting the etching proof strips rainbow colors with translucent acrylic paint.
16 Rainbow tinted etching proofs, drying on studio floor.