Tuesday, July 31, 2012

End of a Good Run

I had a great month of July with my show at Aarhus Gallery, though it was terribly disappointing to have to take it down already. I'd like to find a place to hang Library (And Other Endangered Species)  and Lucky where they can stay for a few months--I don't have the wall space in my studio! Many, many people came to see it, including those who walked by, stopped dead in their tracks, backed up and called to their spouse, "Honey, you've got to see this!" (As I'm told by the gallery partners!) I appreciated the opportunity to give an artist talk on Saturday during the Belfast Bound Book Festival. Thanks to everyone who suppoerted me in every way, by purchasing, coming to the talk, stopping in several times, or just admiring. I so appreciate you, my audience!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Anniversary of the plane crash

It has been a year now. It feels just as insignificant to say that as it feels significant. Though I have been thinking a lot about this date as it approached and thinking that I might write about it finally today I really don't feel like doing that as much as I do feel like doing it. I wonder if by writing theose terrifying details I can finally purge myself of them. It is great to have finished the Lucky project and to have the piece hanging in the gallery. Just some thoughts for the day, in acknowledgment of the passage of time.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Lucky, and then no luck

Well, I succeeded in uploading an image of the piece I made for the show called Lucky, for which I asked people to send me a story about feeling lucky, but failed to get any pictures of the big installation I referred to in the previous post to publish. Maybe they are too big? Don't know, but in the meantime Annadeene posted an image of it on facebook and the Aarhus website will have pictures, if they are not there already, on their website: www.aarhusgallery.com

Opening at Aarhus Gallery in Belfast

Here are pictures of the installation I have at Aarhus. It's called Library and consists of numerous (122) individual handmade artist books arranged into a 8' by 18' composition. I don't know how to stitch the pictures together on the blog so you'll have to use your imagination! Hope those who are in the area have a chance to see it while it is at Aarhus, 50 Main Street downtown Belfast. There are pic
tures on their website, too.