December in the Field

I took a little trip out to the field on december 11. It was a gorgeous day and we arrived just in time for a sunset in the field. It is nice to see that the words are holding up. Only some fading of the flurescent colours.  Much of the stuffing is frozen at this point so I'm pretty certain they'll make it through the winter.  I've posted a number of photos of the project on flicker (which is also accessible through my web site: www.KaleidoscopeArt.com). 

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process of making words in the studio

installation in the field

the words in the field, the opening, repais and big bites

photos of visit to the field in december

It was the same day Susie Osler had a lovely open studio, so we sipped warm cider and I picked up some beautiful ceramic items. I'm planning a few more trips to field before the spring! Enjoy the winter!

Sewing AH HA

Fieldwork, Karina Bergmans, OOH AH WOW

Sewing W

Fieldwork, Karina Bergmans, OOH AH WOW

W in the studio

Fieldwork, Karina Bergmans, OOH AH WOW

OOH in progress

Fieldwork, Karina Bergmans, OOH AH WOW

Scenes from the September 11 workshop with CNCAC (Coalition for New Canadians in Arts and Culture)

We had a great day way back in September with a gang of folks from Ottawa - CNCAC members - and some arts enthusiasts and artists from Kingston, and the fieldwork  neighbourhood.  Three groups were formed and spent several hours creating installations in the woods behind the main field at fieldwork.  The theme for the sculptures was 'Rooting Through Creation', and all material was found on-site.

A Day In The Field


Photo: Julie Druker.  Article from The Frontenac News
We had a terriffic day at fieldwork Sunday, September 11 celebrating the opening of Karina Bergman's new installation "OOH, AH, WOW!", and creating art in the forest behind the field with members of the Coalition for New Canadians in Arts and Culture (CNCAC), and several local and Kingston-area artists.  It was a fabulous day.  Julie Druker, reporter for The Frontenac News spent the day with us too.  Here is her account of the day.  THANKS Julie for the great article!

OOH AH WOW Installed at Fieldwork

word art, text, tarp, land art, fieldwork, Karina Bergmans

OOH, AH, WOW is installed at Fieldwork and opened on September 11, 2011.  It has been a challenging opportunity to create outdoor words for a field exhibition in terms in materials and scale.  In the coming months, I will add a few blog posts to this page with images of the process of creating the work, installing the work, repairing the work (after a incident with a 10 yr old ATV enthusiast) and the ensuing hay mite bites from the hay stuffing days. As the season changes from beautiful warm September  to the decent into winter, I will post the changes in the word works as may slump and alter as they are affected by the elements. It will be interesting to see what is left come springtime...I want to thank the Fieldwork Collective for their support with this project and a special thank you to the installation team: Jason, Jenny, Susie and Cam.  It would not have been possible to bring this work to life without you. If you are travelling down Hwy 7 in the next 6 months, turn onto Old Brooke Road for a look-see at the field.

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