“This installation has special meaning to me as I completed a series that represented the A.M. hours in 2013. This installation will represent the P.M. hours, the latter half of the day, and goes perfectly with the idea of completion.”
– Katharine Marie.
Following a tranquil and ambient Treetop reception, guests were guided through a portion of the OAAM trail, scattered with cuckoo clocks and hundreds of small votive candles, walking toward the unveiling of the newest OAAM installation.
The therapeutic scent of sage accompanied by a light, soothing smoke eerily drifted through the air. The curtain which once shielded the installation was cut, and guests were invited to walk through the piece with a critical mindset – to be truly present, or to “be time” as Katharine Marie described, to be proud and confident of themselves for completing the trail, and most importantly, to be self-rewarding of all the completion in their life as a whole.
Over a five month span, Columbus artist Katharine Marie created a life-sized cuckoo clock composed of mostly found organic materials. This German-style clock celebrates the Amish culture and German-named towns of Holmes County. The installation represents the PM hours, the latter half of the day, and the idea of completion.
Katharine Marie is a mixed media and tattoo artist who has worked with the Columbus Museum of Art and been featured in publications such as Columbus Alive. Other work by Katharine Marie can be viewed at her website, muscadomestica.co.