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Mattress Bunny is Going to Miami!

posted by: Lucia

Hey all- it’s been a while. I want to let you know that Mattress bunny is hopping down to Miami to enjoy some sun and some art fairs. It will be featured in Bridge: Wynwood under the Accomplice Projects.  I’ll post more info once I have it, but if you are in Miami from December 2-7th you should come and say hi to the bunny.

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homecoming

posted by Robert:

Well, our little mattress bunny is currently enjoying a new view of the world after a fresh install within hopping distance from where it was created.  

 

Currently on display as part of the Milwaukee Art Walk, it is in the front window of what used to be the Grace’s Furniture building at 2618 N. Milwaukee Ave.  The organizer of the event, Lynn Stevens, writes a blog focusing on issues and points of interest around the Logan Square neighborhood.  From October 17th through November 2nd a number of storefronts on Milwaukee Ave. between Kedize and Kimball will be featuring work by artists from the neighborhood and artists whos work deals with Logan Square as a subject.

 

oh, oh, oh, I want that one!  Pleeeaaase!

oh, oh, oh, I want that one! Pleeeaaase!

 

 

what a view

What a view!

 

Enjoy Milwaukee Ave. this fall: walk, drive, or ride on by and be sure to say “hi” to mattress bunny!

 

 

 

Milwaukee Art Walk:  10/17/08 — 11/2/08

                                     Along Milwaukee Ave. between Kedzie and Kimball

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finishing touch

posted by: Robert

We will post some more images soon.  Until then, this what our completed bunny looks like:

 

 

Pretty handsome, right?

 

 

The ears definitely make it a rabbit. . .

 

but a bunny just isn’t a bunny without a poofy little tail.

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Installation

Posted by: Lucia

 

I know this is very, very, late. We have been crazed this week with cleaning up the poofs of mattresses around our apartment and making a peep bunnay for the silent auction for artXposium. We also thought maybe we shouldn’t give away what the mattress bunny looked like before people who went to the opening of artXposium saw it.  

Juste a note: Paul KIein mentioned mattress bunny in his Art Letter– thanks Paul!

So, there will be very few words- just a lot of images. This was a 5 hour process, as we were still figuring out where holes were going to be drilled and how things were going to line up. From now on it should go up with no problem and should take just about an hour to install. 

 

With no further interuptions, I give you… Mattress Bunny

 

 

 

 

we will be posting more images tomorrow of the opening and such. We are looking for another venue to show mattress bunny- so let us know if you have anything in mind. Otherwise, we will be installing mattress bunny in our back yard so those who want to can see it in all it’s alley glory.

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The end is near!

Posted by: Robert

As you may or may not know, this past week has been really crazy.  We’ve been working so much we haven’t really had a chance to post images.   The recent storms have forced us to work inside–both in our living room and in the basement laundry room.  I know you’re excited to see what our working conditions were like, and we are excited to show them to you, well kind of.  So, without further ado, we enter. . . The Dungeon!

 

So this was basically mattress bunny H.Q. for a few days.  Not much of a view.

So this was basically mattress bunny H.Q. for a few days. Not much of a view.

 

We had our own work stations.  I operated the sewing machine stitching the two sides of the mattress together while Lucy tacked the piping on by hand. 

 

sewing station

Sewing Station

 

Pinning would take too long so I just held the pieces together and ran with it.

Pinning would take too long so I just held the pieces together and ran with it.

 

Piping Station

Piping Station

 

Lucia used clips to hold a section of the trim onto the edge of the mattress.

Lucia used clips to hold a section of the trim onto the edge of the mattress.

 

I feel it should be noted that this dark blue mattress still smells a little like alley.  Next mattress bunny we’ll take all the mattress to the cleaners!

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The most depressing situation

Posted by: Lucia

It’s 2am, early Monday morning. We never made it to artXposium to install. We just couldn’t. The piping has been taking me forever- and then we stumbled upon the problem of putting the soft structures over the chipboard forms, upon other blunders. It’s just been one disappointment after another.

 

We figured it wasn’t worth driving out to West Chicago and trying to finish out there. Andy has work from 8-5 tomorrow and when he’s off we’re going to go to install. There will be a few things to get done while we’re there- but super minor (I hope) compared to what we’ve been doing today.

 

Anyway, I’ll be posting the few pictures we have taken tomorrow.. Seriously though, I’ve just been sewing- all of the pictures look the same. You can also see what we had to do to avoid the rain these past few days. This last part of the project has really been depressing. Andy is trying to get a few more things done before we go to bed, and he can’t find his spade bits. . .

 

Until then, think about how great it would be if there was a nine foot tall mattress bunny. A giant, fluffy, stinky bunny.

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big problems

posted by: Lucia

so it’s after a mini dutch opening. . .

 

we had a HUGE fallback yesterday- the piping can’t be added with the sewing machine. It needs to be stitched on first by hand and then it can be gone over with the machine. I’m the one adding the piping by hand. We weren’t anticipating this fallback- a fall back of two days. 

 

We’re installing this tomorrow, and we aren’t done. I’m finished sewing for the night- my eyes can’t focus. Andy is working the body. He has work tomorrow from 8am-12pm and I have gallery hours from 11am-3pm. No matter what we are leaving by 3:30pm for artXposium.

 

Wish us luck- we need it.

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