Friday, May 31, 2013
Artist of the Month!
I have been busy the past couple of weeks, preparing to have thirteen of my pieces hung for a month-long show at a community social service agency. Prompted by one of their staff who also has a strong interest in the arts, they installed a hanging system in the waiting room, and invite community artists to show their work. This month, it's me!
It was a fascinating experience preparing for this. First, I had to choose which ones to show. I don't have a huge body of work- but I did want to showcase my best. I chose several of my best pieces from the Interpret This! challenge, both of my quilts inspired by the wind turbines. I wanted to show Green- but at twelve inches square, it didn't have much presence. So I created a matte quilt, and sewed it to that. You can see it directly to my left in the picture above.
I also wanted to show two other small quilts, Chaos and Tetes au Dessous. I ended up painting two stretched canvases black, and sewing them on. I couldn't believe the difference it made- but of course, I didn't have enough presence of mind to take pictures of them when I was done!
I also had some larger pieces- I couldn't leave these out!
One other artist who has been shown here had a fiber piece in her collection- but this will be the first show that's exclusively fiber. It will be interesting to see what the response is.