But despite my other world experience a lot has been happening in my art world. CHOICE went very well, Rejection did not sell but I learned much about what to do and not do about framing. Howl however is joining the collection of a man I will not name who is an art collector in Cairo- I am honored. I have long favored this piece and am finally willing to let it go to the right person.
I am currently preparing for a solo exhibition at Art on Broadway opening March 2014. Nineteenth Century Masters: abstraction visual representations of classic literature. I almost done with all ten pieces: seminal works written in English. I am including an inspiring quote and a booklet about the choices of books, why these books matter and why I have chosen each particular quote. It's all a process that incorporates my love for literature AND color and texture into one work. Below is Moby Dick. Come to the opening and learn my Melville's masterpiece was chosen and what quote especially inspires me.
A few encaustics will be shown through the Oregon Women's Caucus for Art.
I especially like going surreal with Eyes on You.
And a fiber piece will be heading to Wisconsin for a show later in the spring when I assemble modern seminal books such the American Pastoral. Silent Spring, The Adventures of Augie March and other 20th b0oks that either changed the world or my view of it.
Portland Open Studios has accepted me as a Board Member for the 2014 year and I am very excited about serving such an important arts education arm.
After 6 years I left the Chinese Garden and am now giving every thursday afternoon to Girls Inc as a group facilitator for a girls empowerment group. It challenges me intellectually and emotionally plus brings the component of social meaning and the chances to change lives. I will miss the garden but their policies and procedures made it impossible for me to continue...they are heading in a business rather than curator-ship direction that I have trouble supporting. But please continue to visit them, it is still one of the loveliest and most interesting spots in Portland.
My hand felted winter hats are at Changes within The Real Mother Goose.