Figuring out the panels
Deciding on the modular support system for my work was a challenge, but a wonderful one. To finally decide on these simple screens after months of brainstorming felt so right. The space hosts many different activities, including weddings, so the work needed to be easily transportable and modular. Many thanks to Harvey for helping make this happen.
What story wants to be told?
Here I have laid out my work to understand what it is showing me - how it wants to be curated, or grouped together, is aesthetic but also intuitive. Some pieces that I never think will work side by side all of a sudden do! It's trust.
The story unfolds...
As the story unfolds, the installation becomes more dynamic and more inspiring than it is even in my studio!
Here I go!
I begin hanging the work where it feels that it belongs. Because I have meditated on placement so much beforehand, this step is often the most fun.
Do I leave blank space?
This question comes up when I install. I believe blank spaces in my work creates opportunity for reflection. But do they in the exhibition space? Here I am thinking about this.
It's all coming together
This is the part where I begin to stand back and think, "I did it. It's nearly there." What a feeling it is to be a creator!
Such incredible light!
Look at this light! Many artists would feel frustrated by not being able to control the light of the space. My work loves seeing different light, though. The colors on silk respond to the changes in the day, so I embrace it.
The light lingers and shifts throughout the day. I love it!
Where it all happens... if you look carefully you can see the signage promoting my work in front of the entrance.
Another poster announcing the exhibition
I'm very, very glad I decided to print the announcements on vinyl, because it rained and then even hailed! And the poster is fine :)
The exhibition is opening soon and I'm running around making sure that everything is hanging straight, that the signage is correct, that the food spread is beautiful, that we have a corkscrew and napkins, etc. etc.
Outside of the exhibition space
I AM SO PROUD! It is finished. Have a look.