I decided to piece out all the steps (that I could think of) that are included in creating art work for an exhibit. Step one, a sine qua none; Inspiration. Most of the inspiration for the Bloom 2 exhibit at the Pence came from visits to the San Francisco Botanical Gardens.
Step 2, Experiments. When I started making the prints, eager to see how they might look together, there were lots of false starts.
Step 3, Hmm. Prints that were good in themselves, but didn't quite fit into the 9 piece format I wanted.
Step 4, Coalescence. After a couple of months and lots of future collage fodder, I saw possibilities. When this happens, I've reached a certain way of seeing, and mostly, thrown caution to the winds. Solutions come spontaneously, rather than through a forced march.
Step 5, Documentation and Photographs. If you take good ones yourself, wonderful. I found a most excellent photographer in the artist, Diana Jahns. She finds the best angles, the best light and works until she gets what I want (as well as many options I never considered).
Step 6, Framing. Am I going to do it myself with pre-made frames or pay to have them housed in a nice shadow boxes with precise measurements? What's my investment as a whole? I opted for a framer and they turned out wonderfully.
Step 7. Getting the word out; time to hit social media.
Step 8, Delivery! (and Deliverance).
Step 9, The Opening.
212 D St., Davis, CA March 8-April 19 Opening Reception: March 11, 6-9 pm
Bloom 2 is up and 2nd Friday is around the corner! With an abundance of gallery spots in Davis, there's something for everyone to see. Of course, I'd love to see you at the Pence, where we'll be celebrating the Bloom 2 show. I'll have several of my multiple monoprint works on display including Folia, pictured here.
Come and enjoy a glass of wine, some fresh art chat and lots of gorgeous art for sale!