25/06/2009

Exhibition installed and more news!

My exhibition work is NOW in the church thank goodness as these stones/rocks were taking over my little house!! Here are some photos that I took when I'd finished. The first of 14 'markers' is placed in the entrance porch The next one is near the baptismal font - then the others are placed down the aisle finishing at the last 14th 'marker' and my final piece of work which I have called 'Deathbed' - it doesn't feel heavy or morbid to me - it is simply my reflection on the end of life's journey (which we will all face one day) - it feels peaceful and contemplative!! The whole installation relates to 'The Stations of the Cross' and Christ's journey to his tomb, see also what I wrote earlier about the work here!

Two of us have now installed our work and the other 2 artists will install work over the weekend The opening of the exhibition is next Wednesday 1 July 6-8.30pm at St John's Church, Leeds please come along if you are near enough.

When I got home from installing my work I found this up on my house
- it seemed quite symbolic of everything moving forward - a big transition - exciting and wobbley!!

Tomorrow I am off to the Creative Arts Retreat in Anglesey Wales for 4 days and am excited at the prospect of working outside during this workshop on Land Art - hoping the sun continues to shine like it has this last week! I'll be posting photos of what I get up to next week when I get back!

On the way home next Tuesday evening I will be passing Manchester Airport and picking up my daughter who is living and working in Bangladesh - I haven't seen her for a year so we are planning some quality time together during the 2 weeks she is home, visiting her sisters and a day in London is on the list - and I just know she will want to SHOP (till I drop no doult!)

9 comments:

Char said...

congrats on the installation - it looks fantastic.

and...I know you will have a great visit. that's so much fun.

Jeane said...

this is an exhibition I truly wish I could see in person! I really love these rock formations! :) do your daughter proud and shop till you drop!

lynne h said...

these rocks are amazing... this exhibit is amazing. i LOVE the idea of rocks made of paper. and i love them as 'markers' or stations... oh, oh, oh, i love this...

notmassproduced said...

exciting stuff :o)

Dianne Poinski said...

Congratulations on everything! How exciting. Enjoy your daughter. I can't imagine going a year without seeing mine.

Margaret Pangert said...

It sounds wonderful and quite meaningful; however, I'm laughing to myself to think what my Father Stagg would say! Good luck these next few days.
Having that for sale sign up is definitely synchronicity. Your choice is being made for you!

Bill Evertson said...

The stones look so monumental in situ. The installation photos are wonderful. Congratulations on this piece.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Your show looks wonderful...rocks marking...strong and powerful imagery.
Best of luck on house sale...transition time!

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

It's all happening...a powerful show, house for sale and daughter visiting! I love it when that happens...enjoy!