Friday, June 14, 2013

Checking on the Installation


It's been a long time since I have not been responsible for installing my work for an exhibit, so when I dropped off my quilts at the ArtWalk venue earlier this week, it felt very odd to hand them over and walk away. I know the people doing the work, know they have installed countless such multimedia exhibits, but still...after all the angst over the making of these quilts, the care in getting them square and hanging flat and just so, it was difficult to let go. But let go I did, knowing I could go back the next day and check up on them. There were bits of lint to pick off the center one and the two Bubble Prayers quilts' signage was reversed, but other than that, see how perfect they look! It's always questionable hanging near the wall sconces, but in this case, that light is doing my quilts a favor (click on the picture for a larger view...you can see the quilting!). Oh, and I obviously was using the wrong camera to take my shots at home. This was taken with my less fancy one which read the teal green and the purple/blue perfectly. The center one is pretty close too.


I am so pleased with the spot these are hung. Visible as one reaches the second floor by stairs...


And visible from several spots along the third floor. Pleased, pleased, pleased! 

5 comments:

Chris said...

How thrilling for you. Thanks for sharing the photos of the installation. They look wonderful together.
Chris.

Lucia Sasaki said...

Hi Sheila!
Thanks for sharing you installation, your quilts are so lovely together! And you are right, the spotlight favored them a lot.
But I think that, more than this result, I want to thank you for sharing the process with us. All the sadness, grief and angst you shared in each posting as you made the quilts. It is very important too because it is your life.
Thanks again!!

Lucia

The Idaho Beauty said...

Thanks, Lucia. I've really appreciated your comments along the way and am glad you enjoy all the detail and process and emotion I share. You are right - it is my life experiences that give me subject matter for many of my quilts, these in particular.

Sherrie Spangler said...

The installation looks lovely, and the lighting is great! I hope you had a good time at the opening.

MulticoloredPieces said...

Congratulations on this show. Your pieces work very well together and fortunately the installation was good. Very exciting!
best, nadia