Monday, October 5, 2009
"One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art". Oscar Wilde
This past weekend I was honored to be a part of the opening of a wonderful art show, "The Found Object". My work was very happy hanging on this particular wall, next to the work of an artist that I have long admired, Cathy Rose. Her figures are pure magic. I was delighted that this figure was placed there with its hand extended, as if to say, "look here". The turnout for the show was huge. Thank you to everyone that came out to see me.
I had decided long before, that I would wear black. Somehow, in my mind, I wanted the "cool reserved" artist look. I suddenly realized that if I didn't do something, I might be the "invisible suburban housewife" instead. I decided to create something that would say, "hi, I made this and I also made what you see on the wall".
I decided to make a medieval "breastplate" type piece that would partner with my theme of heraldry. Not being much of a wearer of jewelry, this was a bit of a stretch, but I had a sense of humor about it. I decided to make use of something my blog readers may have seen before. I'll surprise you at the end of this post.
Some of the first people to arrive were Isaiah Zagar and his wife Julia. I have been a fan for years. My out of town visitors usually end up visiting his"mosaic wonderland".
My dear friend Paula is also exhibiting her fabulous glass pieces. Each piece is story full of masterful detail , humor and surprises.
Fellow blogger, creator of beautiful dolls and figures and friend Mo'a came by with her husband and brought me the most beautiful bunch of peach colored roses.
How wonderful to be surrounded by so many wonderful people and do what you love to do. Life is good.
Remember the disintegration project? It is still alive and well and continually reinventing itself.
See anything familiar?