Friday, September 17, 2010

New Work and a three day trip!


(Above: Stained-Glass XXII, detail. Click on image to enlarge.)

Sure...the last two weeks were very, very busy getting prepared for and installing my solo show, "Personal Grounds", at The City Gallery at Waterfront Park in Charleston. It was really exciting and the show looks great. My parents flew in for the reception and my youngest sister Sonya and her husband Vipin drove for twelve hours to surprise me that same night. It was a magical evening and a fantastic weekend! Scroll down to the next blog post for lots and lots of photos.

Yet, there is no "rest" for a working artist! Creativity and art production MUST CONTINUE....especially when one is lucky enough to have representation at a place like the Grovewood Gallery in Asheville. My "In Box" and "Faux-stained Glass" fiber pieces have been selling well! At the end of last month I received an email message requesting the following work by approximately mid-September: (3) large "In Boxes", (4) small "In Boxes", (3) small faux-stained glass pieces, and (1) large faux-stained glass piece. That's A LOT OF WORK...and I had my show to install too but I LOVE A CHALLENGE! So...despite the exhibition schedule, I've been busy creating these new pieces:


(Above: In Box LXXII. The artwork is approximately 29" x 17". Framed, it measures 35 1/2" x 23 1/2". Click on any image to enlarge!)


(Above: Detail of In Box LXXII featured directly above. Click on image to enlarge.)


(Above: In Box LXXIII. The artwork is approximately 29" x 17". Framed, it measures 35 1/2" x 23 1/2". Click on any image to enlarge.)


(Above: Detail In Box LXXIII featured directly above. Click on image to enlarge.)


(Above: In Box LXXIV. The artwork is approximately 29" x 17". Framed, it measures 35 1/2" x 23 1/2". Click on image to enlarge.)


(Above: Detail In Box LXXIV featured directly above. Click on image to enlarge.)


(Above: In Box LXVIII. Artwork is approximately 16" x 12" unframed and 19 1/4" x 15 1/4" framed. Click on image to enlarge!)

(Above: In Box LXIX. Artwork is approximately 16" x 12" unframed and 19 1/4" x 15 1/4" framed. Click on image to enlarge!)

(Above: In Box LXX. Artwork is approximately 16" x 12" unframed and 19 1/4" x 15 1/4" framed. Click on image to enlarge!)


(Above: In Box LXXI. Artwork is approximately 16" x 12" unframed and 19 1/4" x 15 1/4" framed. Click on image to enlarge!)


(Above: Windows XIII, a small faux-stained glass fiber pieces. Approximately 13" x 11" unframed and 17 1/2" x 15 1/2" framed. Click on image to enlarge.)


(Above: Windows XII, a small faux-stained glass fiber pieces. Approximately 13" x 11" unframed and 17 1/2" x 15 1/2" framed. Click on image to enlarge.)


(Above: Windows XI, a small faux-stained glass fiber pieces. Approximately 13" x 11" unframed and 17 1/2" x 15 1/2" framed. Click on image to enlarge.)


(Above: Stained Glass XXII. Approximately 17" x 57" unframed; 64 1/2" x 24 1/2" framed. Click on image to enlarge.)


(Above: The top part of Stained Glass XXII. Click on image to enlarge.)

(Above: The middle part of Stained Glass XXII. Click on image to enlarge.)


(Above: The bottom of Stained Glass XXII. Click on image to enlarge.)

Steve and I headed north to Asheville last Wednesday with all this artwork! We went on to a Thursday evening antiquarian book and print auction outside Washington, DC. Today we went to Cumberland, MD to see the Will's Creek National juried art exhibition at the Allegany Arts Council's Saville Gallery where my Aegis won the sculpture award!


(Above: Me, posing with Aegis at the Will's Creek Survey National Juried show at the Saville Gallery in Cumberland, MD.)

Now.....more great news! Two of my art quilts were just accepted into Art Quilts XV: Needleplay at The Chandler Art Center's Vision Gallery in Chandler, AZ from Nov. 5 - Jan. 15 ...... Born an Angel and On Earth a Bud. Also.....here's a review of my show in Charleston!

8 comments:

dewatobay said...

Susan, these stained glass pieces are amazing. Your energy and work are amazing.

christinebyhand said...

These are stunning! Are any of them for sale?

Lynn said...

Exquisite. I'd love to talk about how you made these! So beautiful. Not at all surprised you receive so many commissions for your work.

I read the review. This is my response: How I wish I could see this show in person. I have followed the creation of it through Susan's blog. I think seeing in grow over time probably feels less "intrusive" and/or overwhelming than walking around the gallery, as the author above described. I think perhaps it needs to be seen over time a bit at a time. I'd go back again and again and view different pieces each time.
I am in awe of the work that went into making these pieces, the thought, the care, and the handwork are all incredable. Bravo Susan!!!!

Sojourner Design said...

Susan,
These are just lovely. You must spend a great deal of time at the sewing machine to construct them!

Diane

Julie said...

Congratulations on winning the sculpture prize :)

barbara said...

These are unique and beautiful - they are a collection of jewels all lined up and sparkling...

MosaicMagpie said...

Left a comment on your review. So proud of you and all these accomplishments. You are deserving of each and every accolade.
Debbie

Dimitri Ganzelevitch said...

Very impressing.
I am nor sure I understood how they are made. Small peices of glass attached together?
They remind some pieces I saw ages ago at the magnifiscent Musée d´Art Brut in Lausanne.
Would like to get in touch with you!