(Above: A selection of Decision Portraits at the Tapps Center for the Arts. Click on images to enlarge.)
I forgot to post these two pictures. They were taken on October 6th, "First Thursday", a monthly art event on Columbia's Main Street. Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I chose these six pieces: From left to right: On Fighting Cancer I, Leukemia Decision, On Fighting Cancer II, (signage), Solidarity, Advocate, and Voter. Click on any link for more information on the portrait.
People stopped, read, and were touched by the artwork. Few knew I was the artist. It was quite rewarding to watch their facial reactions, see their emotions, and feel their otherwise private responses to these portraits.
Perhaps I'll feel this way on this coming Friday night from 7 - 9. Steve and I are headed to Arizona for the reception of Vision Gallery's 14th annual Dia De Los Muertos (The Day of the Dead) exhibition featuring my solo show "Famous Last Words", a curated selection of my grave rubbing art quilts, epitaph banners, and "Angels in Mourning" series. I can hardly wait. I'll be blogging about it soon!