Friday, June 5, 2009
The scrolls are 27 inches wide and have 10 feet of printed surface area. They are block printed in black oil based ink on mulberry paper. While they look quite fragile the paper is tough. They are displayed unrolled off a shelf so that they hang a little bit away from the wall and move with air circulation.
Thanks to Vicki McDaniels, my show, called The Messengers, opens tonight at The Belfast Framer with a reception from 5-7 p.m. The installation presented a challenge this time as the scrolls are meant to merge with each other and create a continuous image that I am comparing to a kind of stream of consciousness. I had to do some of the printing on site, once I could see how the whole thing was coming together. Another thing that caught me off guard: When installed last year at Downtown Gallery the scrolls hung as individual pieces, and the breeze was not as extreme through that space as it is for whatever reason through the Belfast venue. This time the scrolls are lifting and blowing more than I anticipated; I like it that they move but not this much! I will be adding more weights to the bottoms tonight just before the opening...The exhibit will be up until June 27, with daily hours from 10-5 and Saturdays from 10-2.
Monday, June 1, 2009
As they say, time flies...I'm not very good at keeping up with this. Ted, yes, I'm cyberized and you're good to join the ranks here...Between that last posting and this one I have 1. been on a five day canoeing trip on the St. John River where I discovered I could still enjoy camping and survive Class III rapids (with Bart in the stern of course, barking instructions), 2. plugging along trying to get clients' gardens installed in a timely manner, 3. trying to get my own kitchen garden planted between 80 degree days and frosts and 4. hung a one person show of my insect scrolls which will be up at the Belfast Framer through the month of June (see my page on the Downtown Gallery website at www.downtownartgallery.com until I have a chance to post an image here).