Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Installation Site for "I Do / I Don't"
(Above: Location shot.....for "I Do / I Don't", an installation for Artista Vista 2011. Click on image to enlarge....and to experience the "hall of mirror" affect!)
Each spring downtown Columbia, South Carolina has an "art crawl" called ARTISTA VISTA. It's a fantastic event, April 28 - 30th. This year marks its 20th anniversary. For this special occasion, an art curator (my friend Jeffrey Day) has been employed to bring in performances and installation art. I'm one of the installation artists! I've been working hard to create "I Do / I Don't", an installation focusing on marital relationship....both marriage and divorce. Eleven wedding veils are in the process of being covered with free motion embroidered quotations donated by friends, blog readers, and just about anyone else that I can coerce into saying "something" about the theme! (Seven veils are complete!)
Well, the location for the installations has been found! It is WONDERFUL. I can't imagine a better room for my work....fourteen foot high ceilings, heavy crown moulding, rococo styling, floor length in-set mirrors, gilding, track lighting, ornate doors to three different areas on the ground floor of the old "Mais Oui" building on Gervais Street!
From the back entrance (front entrance is obviously at the end of the reddish carpet!), one only has to walk down these gorgeous stairs....
....through these Corinthian columns....and over the parqueted floors....and through the double doors....
...into this opulent room! The site for my installation! I can hardly wait!
I even took a video. The video is HERE.
Posted by Susan Lenz at 9:32 AM