Saturday, September 14, 2013

Living In Awe


 "Living in Awe" 
A year ago or so, I worked on this piece, and when it was finished, I loved it. It was bolder than anything I had done before. The elements that came together in this piece seemed a bit more audacious than the 'bits and bling' I normally incorporate in my work.

To name just a few of the elements, this piece contains parts of license plates, a bullet belt, guitar tuning keys that are strung with green fishing line, car emblems, a coat check from Madrid's Del Prado Museum, a hologram, and bicycle chain . . . . all set on a black background.

As  I said earlier, I loved the piece when it was finished, because it was so different from any of my other work, but I was a bit cautious about bringing out in public.
As is typical for me, I was under deadline, and in a few days, a new show needed to be hung in the gallery, so after snapping a few quick photographs, I took the piece to the gallery and hung it thinking I would come back and take more photos at a later date if needed.

The very next day, the piece sold! It was gone. That's the good news.

However, to my chagrin, when I looked at the images I'd taken of the piece I was disappointed, feeling they were mediocre, and didn't really show the finished piece well. Time passed and I forgot to post about it on this blog.

One of main the reasons I decided to maintain a blog was to be able to keep track of the work I produce. So here I am, a year later, posting this piece titled "Living In Awe". . . because most of the time I AM . . . .

have a great weekend!


  1. I LOVE this piece. The items you used to embellish are fantastic!
    I especially love the guitar tuning keys.
    very cool!

  2. What a GREAT piece! I just can't stop looking at it!

  3. OK, just call me pokey for getting here so late. But I've been offline for days and am finally checking in. I started my blog for the very same reason. To document my art. Some people put their art in journals, but since I'm not big on journals, I decided a visual journal (without the need to print out pages of images) was the way to go. And that explains why this piece is so AWESOME. What struck me were the green strings. I keep going back to them, seeing how they interact with all the other bits in this assemblage. I love it.

    BTW, I saw your comment about the Lotteria cards. It was so long ago, and my mind/brain isn't what it used to be. I can't believe I wouldn't have told you (and thanked you) if I received the cards. And if I did, I would have used some, which of course, I didn't. Also I would have passed the rest on to my swap partner, which I apparently didn't. So I'm guessing I didn't get them. Thanks for jogging my brain. I'm terribly sorry if I overlooked anything, but I'm very, very grateful to you, anyway..

  4. This piece really does leave you in awe. So many interesting things to see! I could stand and look at it for a very long time. I think you pulled it all together wonderfully! Thanks for sharing it with SYC. Happy to be a new follower. I'm sure it's not intentional, but I'm not seeing a link back to the party.