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Some of the most important elements in the Filthy Lucre installation are being produced outside of the museum studio with the assistance of some very talented artisans. I hope to feature some of these individuals over the coming weeks so all can see the amazing contribution each has made to the project. 

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Last week Debora Coombs mentioned our collaboration together in her own blog. She does a wonderful job of describing the process by which we made the glass light fixtures for Filthy Lucre. My goal was to paint every surface in the room including the fixtures but I had never painted glass outside of printmaking plates.



Ahead of schedule Filthy Lucre was moved piece by piece into the museum exhibition space at MASS MoCA. The day of the move we had heavy snowfall but as usual the amazing team worked tirelessly. Thank you Derek, Richard, Mason, & John!

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On the same day, all the ceramics were packed carefully for the move and storing until the rest of the installation is complete. Thank you Thomas for not breaking anything and for your fine fashions!

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My snapshot of the first 2 walls erected…. With our first corner in place, we were very excited to see actual formation of the interior space.

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Filthy Lucre, the centerpiece of Darren Waterston’s upcoming exhibition opening on March 8, 2014, was installed into MASS MoCA’s gallery this week. The video shows a glimpse of how it is all happening plus we get a sneak preview of the soundscape by BETTY.


Video Credit: Jane Burns and MASS MoCA