|Cameron at MassMOCA|
|The sign of a true friend, someone who is willing to let you do this to them 30 times.|
I saw Cai Guo-Qiang's work for the first time at MassMOCA and was really awed by his representation of narratives unfolding in three dimensions. Seeing his show was the genesis for a project of mine where I created a cast of the wonderful Sarah Hilton everyday for one month and then displayed the molds in a calendar format. I also had the interesting experience of calling Mr. Qiang's workshop to inquire about pricing for his work. I was taking a museum studies course and our final project involved selecting a work under $5000 and creating a proposal for the museum to purchase it. My first thought was to see if there were any small gun powder drawings in that price range. The woman I spoke to in his studio was very kind, though she made it quite clear that his work was well out of the $5000 range and I felt a little silly for not realizing this to begin with.
Cai Guo-Qiang: Sky Ladder on Nowness.com.