Last week I received exciting news that my work was juried into a new international exhibit (of 25 artists) which will travel 2014-17. I digitally submitted five pieces from my Upheaval series for the exhibit titled “Earth Stories” which was juried by Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi. This was actually the second time Dr. Mazloomi has chosen my work for an exhibit.
In 2008 she chose “Naked Truth’ for an exhibit at the San Luis Obispo Art Center. Ironically the work I submitted to Earth Stories and the ‘Naked Truth’ piece do not resemble one another at all. I like that. It shows growth in my work which is always good to see especially now as I am working so hard towards getting back to work after a knee replacement.
I have a year to design and complete work for Earth Stories. My mind is full of fabulous ideas and what ifs. Knowing how I work I imagine that I will start and finish the pieces in early 2013. I am not a deadline driven person. I much rather take time to spontaneously create than tear out my hair trying to make a masterpiece by next Thursday.
While I might be sharing about my process there will be no overall images of the work because suspense is part of the protocol. While that simmers on low in the back of my brain I need to make four smaller pieces for future exhibits.
It has been a really long time since I made work specifically for exhibit. Usually I make the work and then see if the exhibit fits. After these next 6 pieces I may revert back. In the meantime I am excited to get started!
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