In my haste to mail off my new pieces for the next Nahcotta show, I forgot to take pictures of the pieces I made! Silly me. I did scan them but I'm not so happy with how those came out. SO, I have the first piece from this series (it's going to a private collector) so I can at least show you that one and an extra one I have still. I sent 16 pieces to Nahcotta for the Enormous Tiny Art Show coming up next week!
All of the pieces are different colors but with the same symbol/message:
Each original piece is appx 2.3 x 3.5 inches, watercolor and india ink, mounted on a bamboo board, ready to hang.
As you can see, I need a hand model. Any volunteers?
I just loooove the bamboo boards. I searched and searched until I found these ones. They are handmade in Portland. Aren't they beautiful?
Each piece is titled, numbered and signed
They are a simple, small, visual message and reminder to speak love to those around us. So often we get wrapped up in the annoyances and negative things that are so easy to point out all around us. It's nice to have a gentle reminder to think and speak love to and about the people/things in our lives. Even if they can't hear us, even if we don't know them, even if it's just the talk that is going on in our heads. Speak Love.
Can you remember a time someone said something kind or loving to you? did or does it still effect you in some way today?
Speaking loving words towards others can change the world. As important as that is, I think it's even more important to speak love to ourselves. That's right, to yourself. How many times do we beat up on ourselves mentally, verbally or in action? These little pieces of art are reminders to speak loving words to yourself too!
The show runs February 1-25th 2013. Opening night is Feb 1 st 5pm-8pm.
This is my favorite show and at my favorite gallery! If you are even remotely close to Portsmouth, NH at all- it's worth the drive, every time.
If you can't make it you can see/shop virtually here.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, for supporting the arts!
Also-You may remember similar work I have done for the art-o-mat machines. I wanted to continue that series on a more mature platform, the bamboo boards and curating make for the upgraded pieces you see in this show.