Monday, April 21, 2008
Decisions, An Installation (Finished!)
(Click on images to enlarge.)
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.
Posted by Susan Lenz at 12:44 PM