Tuesday, May 13, 2008
The last few weeks have consisted of working almost simultaneously on 3 bodies of work. Hecker Design work for the shows we're in, ArtfulSmiles for the Denver Orthodontic Convention and Tattoo Dreams work for my upcoming exhibit. Tomorow we'll deliver 35 pieces for the exhibit which runs from May 21-July 4th, thereabouts. We'll miss the opening but hope all goes well.
Featured tonight is one of three gourds I made in the exhibit. This is the Friendship Vessel.
It's emblazoned with a poem I wrote with stamps in hand. Lucky for me it all fit, as there's no erasing on a gourd!!! I love working with gourds. Their organic nature, smooth shell and warm caramel color I find lucious! I plan to grow some this summer if my green thumb is up to the task!
IT IS THE VESSEL OF FRIENDSHIP THAT FILLS TO THE RIM. THAT OVERFLOWS, EMPTIES AND FILLS AGAIN.
A BOTTOMLESS PIT OF COMFORT THAT ALLOWS HONESTY, LOVE AND COMPASSSION, TRUST TRADED, HOPE....RESTORED.
ME LOOKING AT MYSELF AS YOU REFLECT ALL THAT IS IN ME, IN YOU.
THIS IS FRIENDSHIP.
THIS IS LOVE.
To all of you who have been so supportive of me the last few weeks and months, I hug you with open arms of thanks!
By Hand Gallery
101 W Kirkwood Ave # 109
Bloomington, IN 47404
"Friendship Vessel" 95.00