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 window....my 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.)
Posted by Susan Lenz at 9:04 AM