Warp Speed: No. 15 of 40 Forts

Warp Speed: No. 15 of 40 Forts

Warp Speed: No. 15 of 40 Forts

I began this piece last Friday night while at the studio opening. I was attracted to this page because the peek-a-boo side includes a fabric panel by Tord Boontje.Caos on F were debuting their Caos on Fabric line and we had several panels hanging in our space. The reference to the evening seemed like a perfect fit. I didn’t really have any ideas beyond that.

The interior panel says peek-a-boo.

The interior panel says "peek-a-boo."

That night as I began playing with the shape, I noticed that there was a headline in the lower right hand interior of the piece. The same headline on the back side of the page overlapped. The words were “peek-a-boo” and “warp speed.” And I realized those words fit perfectly with our day.

The outside says warp speed.

The outside says "warp speed."

That night at the studio, I was holding Lucy’s hands as she walked around the studio. She was so excited. First of all, she loves the studio. But in addition to that, she loves to walk. I imagine by the next studio opening, she will be able to walk on her own. April may be a stretch, but definitely by May.

She knew that days of peek-a-boo were moving at warp speed.

She knew that days of peek-a-boo were moving at warp speed.

I loved how this structure looks a lot like one of my favorite Barbie’s dresses, which twirled up around her neck. The shape is playful and fun. But the message is a little sad.

She knew that days of peek-a-boo were moving at warp speed.

I like how you have to move your head back and forth to read the text. It makes you mimic the act of playing peek-a-boo, which is one of our favorite games these days. I think just the words “a boo” sends her into hysterics.

top view of Warp Speed

top view of Warp Speed

For a blast from the not-so-distant past, check out this favorite video of Lucy playing peek-a-boo.


This paper sculpture, roughly the size of a coffee cup, is one of forty forts I created during Lent 2010 as a creative exercise and spiritual exploration.

Read about all of the Forty Forts.

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