Since putting up the most recent 52 WEEKS project I've spent quite a bit of time sitting and staring at them, of course also criticizing them but my deal with myself is no changes once they've been painted and posted. But, on the other hand, seeing them all together, like my Totem Animals, gives me an entire new appreciation for the work that I completed and reads beautifully as a whole.,
I envisioned seeing these pieces larger, so over the past couple of weeks I prepared canvases that measure 30x24, and as usual hesitated. Yesterday I took the plunge and worked for 7 hours to complete these and I am very please with them. They really look lovely displayed by the smaller pieces and so I think I will have to enlarge a few more.
I also created a new book that includes all 52 pieces of the Wildflowers series and their stories (preview here). After I did that for the Totem Animals (preview here) I realized how wonderful it was to have a record of the body of work which made it easier to let them move on to find new homes. Also, many of the patrons of the work have able to purchase the book at Bluerock Gallery as well which has been a nice keepsake for them.
AIRdirondack Art Project