Resident artist David Chatt, a sewn-bead sculptor of some renown, has spent his time at Penland setting the stage for a fiery second act as a maker of cast-glass windows. Having learned the requisite technical skills over the last two years, David has recently embarked on a dramatic new project, a grand finale for his residency: the Community Crow. A large-scale, narrative sand-cast window, the Crow will transform the front facade of his Seattle home, a reclaimed and renovated historic church that has acted for years as a center for communities both religious and artistic. He is using the micro-philanthropy website USA Projects to raise the funds he needs to complete the Crow.
David’s project will only be funded if he receives at least $10,000 in pledges by January 29th. If you would like to read his proposal and/or consider helping him with funding, click here to visit his page on the USA Projects site.