Monday, April 21, 2008

Decisions, An Installation (Finished!)


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Decisions
, a mixed media installation, is now part of the annual spring exhibition at Gallery 80808/Vista Studios. I finally had an opportunity to really photograph it. In fact, I made a video.

Creating the video was bittersweet....happy to have been successful at a new venture and sad because this had always been something Alex had done for me. He's been gone now for over two months.

Above is the view while approaching the installation....which I especially like because it hides the size of the work upon first glance. A few more steps and the art opens up for inspection.

Above and below are views from the top of nearby partial walls separating studios from gallery space.

The group exhibition includes twelve other artists with studio space in the building. The title for the show is "Personal Grounds". My statement is:

"Personal Grounds is a location in life. It is the place in which one exists as a result of doors opened, keys turned, and options exercised."

I thought of Alex quite a bit while creating this work...with hope that he comes to his senses soon.

In the meantime, I'm hard at work on Blues Bible, an altered/altared book.

11 comments:

arlee said...

Awesome to see the whole now in situ!

Emmy said...

I realy love this
soooo wonderful

Mary Catherine Dabrowski said...

Susan, the installation is awesome! I have been following your creative progress on your blog and it has come together so wonderfully. I am very drawn to your doors and keys and have started collecting rusted nails. Thanks for sharing.

Doreen G said...

Wow Susan to have seen the progress you have been making as you go along and now to see the finished exhibition is truly awesome.
Well done my friend.

Wanda said...

This is so wonderful, Susan! I understand it too. I'm sure it means different things to different people. I couldn't imagine really what it was until it is now in place. And the Alta Vista has it on their newsletter too. It is a part of you.

artisbliss said...

Very exciting to see this piece in place. What a job for you!

I hope the best for Alex and for you. I know this is a really hard time for your family.

Nikki said...

I wanted to let you know how much you and Alex have been on my heart and in my prayers, especially today before I had an opportunity to check your blog. I can only imagine how hard it must be so separated from one's child. I pray for soft hearts and reconcilliation.

The installations looks great!!! You always amaze me.

Aussie Jo said...

Fantastic Susan, I'd love to see this in the flesh. Off to watch the video now.

Karen said...

Susan, It is so wonderful to see this from its start! I only wish I lived close enough to take it in up close and personal! The concept and execution of this installation have been so inspirational to see. Thank you for sharing it all and Congrats on a wonderful work of art!

jonio said...

Susan this is beyond wonderful. I have always wanted a room divider made out of old rustic, weathered doors that could be used as an art space. Nature/time patina lures me in everytime. You have outdone yourself. I love these.
Joni

jonio said...

Susan this is beyond wonderful. I have always wanted a room divider made out of old rustic, weathered doors that could be used as an art space. Nature/time patina lures me in everytime. You have outdone yourself. I love these.
Joni