Flipside 2019 Art Spotlight: Lines of Flight

1.       What inspired you to create this art piece?

Last year Unbroken Spring, the Houston regional burn, was offering art grants and the art lead encouraged me to apply because they were familiar with some of my origami work and knew i had ideas about translating it into large scale sculpture. Lines of Flight was my first attempt at playing with scale using the form of an origami dove, chosen for both its aesthetic grace, simplicity, and reproduction ease.

Lines of Flight is registered with Sensation Station. The Artist is Hot Potato.

2.       What do you hope people get out of your piece?

I hope people enjoy the simplicity and elegance of the form. That it acts as a way to guide them when they need it, whether it be to a place of respite in our dome some night or back to the playa and the people. 

Lines of Flight

3.       Are there any stories/lessons learned that came out of the creation of this piece?

I’m a designer/ artist/ craftsperson and i wanted to make art for the burn for awhile, but i was also a camp lead and compulsive volunteer, so it never happened. Lots of folks from the community have seen my various work on my Instagram(RatEatCat) and started asking if i ever intended to bring art to a burn. Those questions made me reevaluate my priorities and helped give me the push i needed to make something that i could share. Making time for art is deeply satisfying and a totally worthwhile way of giving back to the community. 

Lines of Flight

4. Is there anyone you’d like to thank or acknowledge?

I’d like to thank my camp lead for registering my art because i totally forgot to. I’d also like to thank everyone who encouraged me or said they enjoyed the work – it’s satisfying to make it for it’s own sake, but knowing that people enjoyed them is hugely motivating.