Last night was the Preview party. Here I am standing next to my piece - I love the way it looks like I am holding the name tag in my hand (thanks Darryl for taking the shot!). Yes, I stood right there in the museum and allowed myself to be photographed next to my piece. Cause who knows when I will next be in a museum show and I'm not too proud to be proud, tee, hee.
This piece is 8" tall by 24" wide, titled Haven Knows - it was part of my show at Jacoby earlier this year. It is so oddly reminiscent of my Stick a Fork in it Already piece of a couple years ago(click here if you would like to see a picture of it) and this landscape/body shape comes up over and over in my work. I have come to accept it as a personal symbol. Stick a fork in it piece hangs in my studio these days. It is such a highly personal painting as it has a lot of journaling (right on the face of the art) about my struggle with weight, my stomach specifically, and how I really want to learn to accept and love my body. Haven Knows is an abstracted continuation of those thoughts. It comes from a more peaceful and grounded place.
So here I was, at this party, thinking about all this stuff, like I do - brain of mine that I simply cannot manage to turn off for one moment, yee gads.
We walked out of the museum and what do I find on the ground but one of Jennifer's wish pennies. Click here to read more about her very interesting project. The penny I found was about wishing to be thin without being anorexic. That lil penny has provided a lot of food (yes I'm food obsessed, what can I say-smacks self in head) for thought and how synchronistic I found it just then.
I have waaaayyyy digressed into other areas here, we can just call this the post that went astray, ha!
Suffice to say the party was fun. I caught up with several of my collectors, talked to other artists, just generally had a good time. And my headband/grey root disguise worked marvelously.