Northwind Arts Center’s Crazy Happy a conversation between artists

PORT TOWNSEND — Painted scrolls by Rikki Ducornet and sculptures by Margie McDonald will be on display Thursday and next Friday at the Northwind Arts Center.

The installation at the center at 710 Water St., “Crazy Happy,” features an “animated conversation” between Ducornet and McDonald — “sparked as much by our friendship as by a complicitous and visually seductive reading of the world — its sympathies and mutabilities, its minerals and mysteries, its orphaned objects and eccentric biologies,” Ducornet writes of the exhibit.

Both artists find inspiration in things that have been abandoned, worn by time, water, fire or weather.

McDonald transforms copper wire and other refuse left at the Port Townsend boatyard into sculptures. Her work evolves through construction, forming by process rather than plan, she said.

Ducornet’s painted scrolls take on the shadows and forms of McDonald’s sculptures, making “Crazy Happy” a true collaboration — part choreography, part exchange, the artists said.

In March, the exhibit will travel to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, to occupy Carmen Guiterrez’s surrealist gallery Casa Diana.

For information about the artists, visit www.rikki and

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