Lucy Pullen’s issue was a mathematically bisected piece of Canadian white ash with the words ”Event Being” drilled into two angles. The angles were worked out by a friend of Lucy’s (Justin) who is an astro-partical physicist. And it was designed so that the angles of each object are complimentary to one another. If you find someone else who has this issue, you can place the issues side by side and they will nest together.
One of our favorite things about this issue is something that Lucy said early on about it. It had to do with the sound it makes when you turn it over in your hands and let you fingers slide along its faces. She called it ”the sound of the moon”.
There were many who were involved in getting this project just right: Val Kasvin over at Sputnik Models, who figured out a way to drill the text just exactly so; Julian at Arrow Paper, where the issue box was created; and Brett and Scott at McFadden and Thorpe who helped create and lay out the poster. The issue was milled at Westwind Hardwood in Sidney British Colombia. Special knives were made there in order to plane four faces at the same time. Travis Hebert, who is finishing up with wood-working to begin airplane engineering school, milled, cut, sanded, and oiled every object for us. He was helped out by Lucy and Michael Drebert (who is beginning graduate work at UVic in Victoria BC). Jan Nelson sourced the wood, recommended Projektol for the finish and brought cookies everyday.
Lucy Pullen is a Canadian citizen, born on the16th of June 1971 in Montréal, Québec. Pullen's work opens two fields of inquiry: one based on concepts, the other process oriented. Propositions, strategic collaboration, wit and technique inform her approach toward sculpture and conceptual art.
Between 1995 and 2007 Pullen participated in exhibitions at Murray Guy Gallery in NYC; Platform Gallery in Seattle, the Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver, Luckman Gallery in Los Angeles, Art Metropole, Jessica Bradley Art & Projects and SL Simpson Gallery in Toronto, Optica in Montréal and the Eye Level Gallery in Halifax Nova Scotia. Pullen conducted independent projects as artist in residence at the Outpost for Contemporary Art in Los Angeles CA (2006); Bemis Center for the Arts in Omaha Nebraska (2001) , Stramur Art Commune in Iceland (1998) and Struts in Sackville New Brunswick (1997).
Since 2002, Pullen has been an Assistant Professor, Visual Arts at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada, having received an MFA '01 from Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Philadelphia, and a BFA '93 from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design in Halifax. In August, 2008 Pullen begins a PhD in Media and Communication at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee Switzerland.
For more information on Lucy, visit www.iamthevariable.com