Ken Leslie’s Gold Dome Cycle
Last week I attended the opening for Ken Leslie‘s Gold Dome Cycle at the Vermont Supreme Court. I was particularly interested in seeing the exhibit because I’m taking a workshop with Ken at the Paper and Book Intensive in May – he’ll be teaching how to make his toroidal (a.k.a. doughnut-shaped) book structures.
For Gold Dome Cycle, Ken painted the view from the top of the Vermont State House every two weeks over the course of one year. One of the cool things about the shape of his books is that it allows him to depict things in a panoramic view. As a resident of Montpelier, I loved seeing his rendering of buildings I pass every day and take for granted (the DMV!).
The piece is really stunning. The person who created the frame is a genius.
In addition to Gold Dome Cycle, there were more than a dozen pieces on display – all stunning.
The exhibit runs now through March 28th at the Vermont Supreme Court in Montpelier, Vermont. If you’d like to learn more about Ken’s work, check out the wonderful video below, produced by Stuck in Vermont.