It has been an intense week as I finished up my new batik for the LARAC “Ancient Practices” exhibit. I have been up by 6 a.m. and working past 10 p.m. every day. My studio has been overfilled and disorganized as my little calico, Singer, has happily watched, played and interfered with my work. The studio looks a bit as if a tornado went through and will recover this coming week.
I found myself still mixing new dyes and keeping busy between thunderstorms dyeing, setting the dye, drying, re-waxing and re-dyeing my batik fabric. Finally the time came to iron the wax out and I was pleased that the weather was actually cool for this time of year. My framing area also became a disaster, but I did manage to get my work in for the Ancient Practices exhibit and I’m honored to have my work there with the two other artists, photographer Sue Lezon and sculptor Chuck Von Schmidt, who share my fascination with the ancient art and the connection to what I call “All Time.”
All Time is a concept I enjoy working with. It is the essence of being, since the earth began, long before technology was here and yet something that still remains and I enjoy in my daily life. It is the connection of nature and the forces of the earth. I hope you will visit the show and see my latest work that includes this theme.
The show opens with a reception on Friday, July 10, from 5 to 7 p.m. at LARAC’s Lapham Gallery at 7 Lapham Place in Glens Falls, New York, and continues through August 7.