Thursday, June 18, 2009
(Above: Detail of Stained Glass IX. Click on image to enlarge.)
(Above: Stained Glass IX. Click on image to enlarge.)
I am happy to say that a lot of work got done today. It had to get done! Very, very early tomorrow morning Steve and I are driving to Washington, DC....stopping in Rocky Mount's Imperial Center to see the national, all media juried show (including Memories, my Grave Rubbing Quilt) and also in Richmond, Virginia...so that I can collect a few more rubbings and epitaphs in Hollywood Cemetery. We're also hoping to check out a few galleries in Richmond because I'm in the process of submitting proposals for the Decision Portrait Series.
(Above: The reverse of Stained Glass IX after being soldered and melted....but still stapled onto the stretcher bars that prevent it from uneven shrinkage. Click on image to enlarge.)
All day I burned CDs and put together packets of information...resumes, a brief descriptive show proposal, a list of images, etc. I wrote cover letters, stuffed letter sized envelopes, addressed everything and kissed them goodbye at the post office. It took hours to complete twelve submissions. I have no idea if anyone will actually look at any of it. If anyone reading has an recommendation for a suitable art gallery/museum for this work, please let me know! (Yes, Chris, I sent one to the Hunterdon Art Museum! Thanks for the suggestion!) I'm also working toward getting proper gallery representation. It is unbelievable the amount of time all this paperwork takes.
(Above: Detail of Stained Glass IX. Reverse. The piece had just been soldered and melted but was still stapled to the stretcher bars. Click on image to enlarge.)
(Above: Stained Glass IX, almost finished! The piece was still stapled to the stretcher bars. The only thing left to do at this stage was to melt the edges a bit more in order for the work to fall out of from the excess acrylic felt still attached to the stretcher bars. Click on image to enlarge.)
Still, I got to my studio with enough time to solder and melt the first of the "faux stained glass" fiber pieces. I'm not sure I like the final photographs yet....but there's plenty of time to take more as there's five other pieces waiting to be melted. I will NOT be showing more "melting" photos....just the finished pieces as I get them done. Today, I also pinned the next four Decision Portrait Series pieces onto the rough cut felt and deckled Thai stucco paper....so I'll be returning from a weekend in DC to plenty of new work!
Posted by Susan Lenz at 10:35 PM