Friday, August 06, 2010

Stained Glass XXI and going to Asheville

(Above: Stained Glass XXI, detail of the top. Click on image to enlarge.)

With a show just opened in Florence, SC and a major exhibition coming up in Charleston next month, I'm happily very, very busy.....but not so busy that a call from the Grovewood Gallery isn't exciting! They called to say that one of my earlier faux-stained glass fiber pieces recently SOLD! Naturally, I made another one to replace it.

(Above: Stained Glass XXI, full view. Click on image to enlarge.)

I created most of it over last weekend. I finished it after installing my show, "Last Words", in Florence. I almost forgot to snap photos. Thus, the "full view" depicts the piece stitched to an over-sized piece of Edelweiss linen mat board fitting into a black linen liner....leaning against the side of our house....with grass in front of the bottom edge....right before putting it into the outer frame with Plexi-Glass. Not the best way to photograph artwork but better than no image at all!

(Above: Stained Glass XXI, detail from the middle. Click on image to enlarge.)

Later this afternoon we are headed to Asheville to deliver the work and to browse through the downtown galleries for the city's "First Friday" art crawl. Should be fun especially since I'm not driving. I'll be stitching on a grave rubbing art quilt and looking out the favorite way to travel. Speaking of "travel", I'm about to head out of the country next Monday. I'll be flying to Budapest! My sister Wanda, my Mom and Dad, and my Dad's first cousin's wife Ann will meet me at the airport. We're headed to a "town reunion" in Udvari, the rural farm community where my Dad's family lived before being forced to leave after World War II. It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit, hear stories from the past, collect inspiration for future artwork, enjoy family, and have a goulash party to remember!

(Above: Stained Glass XXI, detail from the bottom. Click on image to enlarge.)


Gabriela said...

This is so beautiful!!!!This stained glass series is my favorite of your work!Love it! Love it!

Connie said...

I love the stained glass pieces and this one is Beautiful....looked back at the Florence installation and it too is WONDERFUL. You are truly amazing in the quality and volume of your expression. Congratulations once again. Travel safely and have a wonderful reunion.

Julie said...

Stunning work Susan, I too love these stained glass pieces. Have a fabulous trip. I'm sure you'll find so much inspiration as well as enjoy family time.

Margaret said...

Oh my goodness! This piece just takes my breath away. Bravo!

Lynn said...

I am drop dead in love with your stained glass pieces. OHMIGOD!
I am laughing out loud as they make me that HAPPY and INSPIRED!!! Congrats on the sale and shows and all that you do and are!!!!

Lynne Brotman said...

I think your stained glass piece is a knockout. Quite impressive. Good luck in Asheville!

Ingrid Dijkers said...

I have to admit ... your work makes me swoon. It leaves me speechless ... so beautiful!