Earlier this year I had two pieces juried into an exhibit known as Deux or a friend calls it DUH! The catalog arrived in my mailbox just as the TallGirl Series also landed. I was thrilled both to see my traveling work again but also that my work was mentioned in the juror’s statement. This is the first time that has happened so I feel quite honored.
The juror Katie Pasquini Masopust wrote that she was “looking for two great works from each artist…and that from so many great images it was very difficult to narrow the list of artists…down to the number allowed for the exhibition.”
With regards to my work she wrote “Larson’s watery landscape Upheaval #10 uses line and shape to visually express the waves and ripples created by the passage of her swimming form.”
I read the juror’s statement before I looked at the catalog. When I read the above about my swimming form, I thought what is she talking about?! This Upheaval series was initiated out of my response to the upheaval created within the family when an elder parent has dementia. How an Earth did the juror get swimming out of that? All these were my thoughts upon reading the juror’s statement.
So I looked at my original entry on file and sure enough I had been asked to describe this work in 25 words or less and that is what I wrote….’overwhelmed by dealing with a loved one’s dementia, I take solace in swimming. On the darkest days my spirit is uplifted by the reflections, ripples and sun bouncing off the water.’
I still got it…the gift of the snow job!