The Nature of Things
I've been working on the backs and hinges for the last 9 BJP pieces this week...here's what it looks like this morning before I start sewing and fusing...all the pieces have backs and hinges...now I have to sew the hinges onto the backs and then fuse and sew the backs on to the fronts and then insert the dowels or bamboo (that's still uncertain) into the hinges and the work will be done.
I'm down to the last 11 days before the hanging on the 24-25th and still have many of my small guardian spirits and other small pieces to frame or mount.
I also have a "story" to write about each series....when, how & why I did them and a little bit about the process. When you're working in a non-traditional medium (NOT drawing, painting or standard sculpture) you do a lot of educating about, as well as showing, the work.
My art partner for this show, Jackie Niemi, is showing some of her handmade books, so there will be several stories for her to write as well. We'll print these all out and mount them on black foam core and hang them next to the relevant pieces.
We both think this really adds to the viewer's experience and will give them a bit more knowledge to take to their next non-traditional art exhibit.