Serendipity is the art of making an unsought finding.
- Pek van Andel
I am an open for adventure person willing to see what happens when I say yes to an invitation, when I walk through the next door... You can imagine my excitement when I was contacted by a sponsor of the art show who revealed he was quite taken by my Dressing Gown to Filter Out Bad Chi.
In fact he said he had gone back to look at my wearable art object more than once and wanted to know if I was going to attend the First Friday Open Gallery in Rochester that week.
|Dressing Gown to Filter Out Bad Chi|
shown here at the Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) & The Surface Design Association present 28 artworks that expand the definition of fiber art
We did meet at the gallery and spoke for the better part of an hour about the process and concept behind my artwork as well as my journey as an artist. Content with that discussion he asked if I would be agreeable to his visiting me in my studio space in my home in Clarence, NY.
It is impossible to get to know me without breaking bread with me so I invited him to arrive in time for a small meal we shared my al fresco on my deck as we spoke.
Here of some of the images he shared with me from our meeting on May 27th 2011.
|Hat with floral elements made from up-cycled used paper coffee filters.|
|silk screen patterns|
|talking about the process|
|how my vision will manifest in my art work|
|These series of images caused me to blush when I saw how deeply I was willing to share my emotions for this new collection.|
|Samples of experiments with the casting molds of my form that will eventually work their way into my art work at the appropriate time.|