Thursday, February 03, 2011
Stained Glass XXVII...and YOUR HELP NEEDED!
(Above: Faux -Stained Glass XXVII. Framed: 64 1/2" x 24 1/2". Click on image to enlarge.)
I love making these pieces....using a soldering iron and heat gun on polyester stretch velvet....wearing a cool, bug-like ventilator to melt the acrylic felt...and especially having a great reason to create more. The Grovewood Gallery in Asheville just accepted a total of twelve new pieces! (Four "Lancet Windows", four small faux-stained glass pieces called "Windows", two large faux-stained glass pieces similar to this one, and two small "In Box" variations)
(Above: Top quarter of Faux-Stained Glass XXVII. Click on any image in this post to enlarge.)
While these free motion machined works keep me busy, I'm still making other art and about to embark on a fantastic installation called:
I DO / I DON'T
The installation will include at least five or six wedding veils suspended from the ceiling. On the sheer white netting I'll have free motion machine embroidered collected "statements" about marriage and relationships like....
"We didn't stay married long enough to file joint income tax"
"My mother said to marry a man with a great sense of humor; he'd need it. Laughing for 30 years and counting!" (This is my personal contribution!)
"We drifted so far apart that we filed for divorce on-line"
So....PLEASE LEAVE YOUR STATEMENT(S) AS A COMMENT or email me privately at email@example.com. I won't be using your name...unless you use it in your statement! I need lots of "I DO" and "I DON'T" statements for the veils.
PLUS....I need lots of "post consumer" dry cleaner bags and those little white plastic things that pull off milk and cream containers. These are for my recycled wedding dress that will appear in Runaway Runway 2011 at the Township Auditorium in Columbia, SC on Friday, April 29th. The wedding dress is already under construction....paper napkins collected at the Three Lions' Pub during the Ohio State vs. Michigan football game....white artificial flowers collected from cemetery dumpsters....etc. Dry cleaner bags and those little white plastic things can be dropped off at my studio....Gallery 80808/Vista Studios, 808 Lady Street or at Mouse House, 2123 Park Street, Columbia, SC 29201 (or mailed to Mouse House!) Thanks!
Posted by Susan Lenz at 12:09 PM