FIELD NOTES: A brief detour from the Paint This Desert tour of “Recent Acquisitions” at the Barrick gives a chance to look at a Monday pop-up installation on campus from the summer Design Fundamentals II-3D. Under David Rowe, this was the week students used Saran Wrap to shape life-sized sculpture that responded to the campus. Here Luis Henriquez talks about his work that had a spirit of street art. His figure is armed with a giant Q-tip cleaning out a sculpted ear. The ear was first installed as a student assignment some years ago and now maintained by campus services. Without critiquing the undergrads, I can still say these pop up people were a clever use of space and easily the lesson and process could lead to interesting works in the 18B Arts District streets during First Friday. Next Monday afternoon there will be another one day installation with the students using different materials.
ABOVE: Luis Varela Rico