New Town, New Studio by Daniella Trask

2015 has been a big year for Ian: big projects, big shows, and large undertakings. As fall is wrapping up, 2015 will now include a big life-shift: a move from Brooklyn, NY to Brunswick, Maine.

Ian moved to Brooklyn in 2009 armed with a passion for creating art and looking to find a place for himself in the New York scene. Over the next eight years he did just that. And in the process New York became home and those in it became family.

And now the next chapter is in Brunswick, Maine where he now has more than tripled the studio space he had in New York. And while his studio and art making is no longer based in Brooklyn, his ties to his New York family continue to be strong and he will continue to participate in shows in and around NYC.

Maine is beautiful. Come for the scenery, the pace of life, the lobsters, and the foliage. And you all have an open invitation to come visit the new studio space in Fort Andross any time (Suite 0104B, 14 Maine Street in Brunswick, ME). Email us at info@iantrask.com to schedule a studio tour!

Green & Healthy with PS 321 by Daniella Trask

Blister Pact collaborated with Brooklyn Elementary school PS 321 in Park Slope to collect their plastic waste throughout January's Green & Healthy Month (conveniently right after holiday gifts!). It was a huge success with both students and parents contributing their blister packs. The month then culminated in a Green & Healthy Night on Thursday, January 29th, and we were invited to host an interactive evening. We had so much fun with these kids. They had a chance to learn and participate in Ian's fabrication process and colored in Thank You cards just for the Blister Pact Kickstarter rewards!

Brooklyn Boulders hosts a Blister Pact Collection Bin by Daniella Trask

Ian has been making things AND climbing on things his whole life. In 2007, while living in Salt Lake City, Ian began to take a deeper interest in both art and rock climbing. His eventual move to NYC meant he also had to trade real rock for climbing gyms; Brooklyn Boulders is where he currently sends routes and overcomes problems. When Ian approached them about the Blister Pact project and asked them to host a community collection bin, they were excited to participate and share it with the local climbing community. 

The collection bin and a textile installation at the entrance of BKB.

The collection bin and a textile installation at the entrance of BKB.