Thursday, November 29, 2012

Nearing Completion

Well, I am happy to say that the Thin Places body of work will be completed by the end of the year!  It has been such a wonderful process for me to strive to create work that offers a glimpse at my experiences of thin places while I was in Assisi, Italy.  Some of these pieces are currently in an exhibit in Assisi (opening December 2) and in the Dueber Cafe Gallery at the Timken Company in Canton, OH (until January 15).  The rest of the work will be on exhibit at The Art Spot in Minerva, OH, opening January 11, 2013.  Now my next goal is to try to find a venue for the entire body of work to be exhibited all together!

With that said, it feels a little sad to be nearing the completion of this project.  It has been such a fulfilling experience and I have been stretched and challenged in so many new ways-- I don't want that to stop.  I want to use this as a springboard to the next project...whatever that may be!  Though the next project has not yet emerged from the bramble of ideas in my head, I look forward to seeing what's next.

Thinking and Being
Two images are combined in this piece to capture experiences while in Assisi, Italy that made me want to just pause and “be.”

One image is of a weathered chair.  It was in an old Italian farmhouse outside of Assisi.  It captured my imagination with its distressed beauty and seemed to exude a sense of history that was embedded in this worn, yet sturdy chair.

The second image was a mountain view taken from the top of Mount Subasio, also in Assisi.  The vastness of the beauty made me pause to savor it.

Thinking and Being
Size (h x w): 24" x 30"
Media: Digital Photography on canvas