In the spring of 2012 I received a Faculty development Grant to help fund the fabrication of metal sculpture stands to exhibit my work. I also received funds to assist with the publication costs of producing a catalog for an upcoming exhibition at the Rosamund Felsen Gallery and to commission an essay for the catalog.
I am extremely grateful for this grant in that it allowed me to see the possibilities of working with a professional fabricator. I have always tried to do all of the work for an exhibition myself, but having the bases fabricated took a off a tremendous burden of time that allowed me to focus on making the work and this was very liberating for me. It has also been wonderful to be able to work with two writers for this exhibition. The insight they have brought to my work has been very valuable for me as it gives me new insights as well. It has also been fascinating working with a printing company. This is my first experience working with a printer in this way and I have learned so much through this process. The details involved with lay out, editing, color checking etc. have been very eye opening. I have loved the process and it makes me want to learn more about every step, from the history of type face to paper, to photography and color. It has been fascinating.
Jacci Den Hartog, Professsor
Foundation and Fine Arts