Wednesday night, NW Wines, show opening. It is always revealing to me to hear people's comments about my work. It seems I can do the visual part, but even though I am a writer, I cannot seem to verbalize much about what I feel about my work. John G. called the show "bloody brilliant". Another viewer called the pieces "springboards to remembering and imagining". One woman called it "dreamlike and full of mysterious archetypes". Others commented on the architectural quality when viewed from a distance (yes, I love rooflines and house shapes), then being attracted as they came closer by things that looked familiar to them. Finally, when viewing up close, the mysteries of the pieces started to reveal themselves as they saw the strange uses of those same familiar objects.
It was a great evening, gathering with friends and college students (and their interest in my work is especially appreciated) as well as strangers who happened to drop by. Luke Zimmerman's big paintings downstairs captivated viewers too. Luke had a paper beneath each painting asking for suggestions for titles. A great way to engage onlookers more fully!