Indra’s Net opening

Indra’s Net opening

The work is up and the reception went wonderfully. Thanks to all who braved  the heat to come out and see it and for your support and kind words to all the artists. Here’s a quick photo essay of the event. If you didn’t make it or just want another look, please stop by before … Continue reading

Indra’s Net Installation

Indra’s Net Installation

We began installing “Indra’s Net” at the Las Cruces Museum of Art last week!  Here is a photo journal of our progress: We began by placing the 36′ x 4′ template on the wall. We then hammered nail holes at every intersection on the template. Next, we drew the lines of the “net” out in … Continue reading

Applying the Net

As Robin talked about in the previous post, we created a physical mockup to try and figure out how we would apply the grid in real time, with the most success to the walls of the museum. Our concerns were about making sure the grid was accurately measured, and leveled so the lines looked correct … Continue reading

Mock-ups of “Indra’s Net”

Mock-ups of “Indra’s Net”

With the decision made to pursue the idea of Indra’s Net, we now had to determine just what this idea would look like.  Jacklyn presented the group with an 8” square design, seen below, that met with approval and was chosen to be the building block of the installation.  Each 8” square would contain within … Continue reading

The Metaphor of “Indra’s Net”

The metaphor of “Indra’s Net” is described by Francis Harold Cook in the book Hua-Yen Buddhism: The Jewel Net of Indra as a wonderful net that stretches out infinitely in all directions. A single glittering jewel is hung in each “eye” of the net. The jewels hang glittering like stars. Upon close inspection each jewel … Continue reading

4 x 4 inches

Robin Wiener Labe | Corvus Isadora Stowe | Bunch of Berries on Periwinkle Jean Wilkey | Mango on Crystal Dish The Praxis Collective’s upcoming show at the Las Cruces Museum of Art, Indra’s Net, is made up entirely of 4 x 4 inch works of art.  The concept for this show essentially evolved out of … Continue reading

“Bijou” Exhibition

ABOVE: Isadora Stowe, Tauna Cole, Jacklyn St. Aubyn and Jean Reece Wilkey (not pictured Jenni Higginbotham) Our first Praxis Collective exhibition was “Bijou,” a show of miniature paintings and drawings exhibited at MVS Studios from April 1 to April 28, 2011, with an opening reception on April 4. Every painting in the exhibition was a demure … Continue reading