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Change Studies at KD’s Backyard Gardens

There is a curiosity-inspiring little community growing in the fenced-in yard next to 11th St.’s Victory Grill.  Between that historic venue and the nearby trailer eateries which buffer old East 11th from the monstrously modern new orange-balconied development, is Kenny Dorham’s backyard, a fantastic place to take in some blues or soul music, tend to some plots, or to have a healthy garden-to-plate meal with kind new friends.

I made a post on the Austin Time Exchange Network a few months back, offering my services as a photographer to do a time-lapse sequence of a project or place.  Kesten Broughton, proprietor of SunFarmKitchens, a (partially) solar-powered food trailer, has been spearheading the community garden projects and hosting Fambly Dinner once a week, and he took me up on the offer.  So far I have been out there 3 times, and it has been a good learning experience for me to observe the changes and try and figure out the best way to capture it on camera.  Some of the work-in-progress below:

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sunflowers, 5/7/12

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sunflowers, 5/16/12

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sunflowers, 6/21/12

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center garden, 5/7/12

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center garden, 5/16/12

 

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center garden, 6/21/12

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haybed, 5/7/12

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haybed, 5/16/12

 

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haybed-turned-food, 6/21/12

 

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mural side, 5/7/12

 

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mural side, 5/16/12

 

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mural side, 6/21/12

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This last time I was there, there was a lot of stuff growing all around, so I have a lot of extra pictures which do not show an evolution. See those and more at http://www.flickr.com/photos/70127061@N07/sets/

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OFFER: “Roaming Apples” Installation

I would like to install this apple “wallpaper” somewhere new.  It is a work of art that mutates and changes (panels are rearrange-able, expandable…), and it was made to be in a domestic space.

Do you have a nook that could use some soft colors, an artistic touch?  This wallpaper = the comforting rhythm of reflective imagery  +  a hand-made “each one unique” aesthetic.

I currently have 32 panels (each roughly 8.5″ x 6.5″) which will be arranged site-specifically.

Here they are as installed currently:

Jan-April 2011

And in their original context as part of the Collection Rert + LMNL show, “It’s About Time”:

March-April 2008, L_M_N_L gallery

If accepting offer through the Austin Time Exchange Network, my fee is just 1.5 hours (approximate amount of time it will take to disassemble and reassemble).

If you want the wallpaper to be expanded via creation of more panels, I would love to.  For this, donation$ accepted 🙂