This last week of June has been full with prep work for the two summer group shows I am part of: a collage show in Portland (opened 6/26) and a Monhegan show in Rockland. By far the most challenging has been the installation in Archipelago’s Main Street, Rockland gallery window. My brother helped me build a narrow shelf to add to the sill so “Go Inside the Stone” could wrap around the central post dividing the two large windows. You can see from outside and inside the new creatures (baby squid) and hand printed strips and stones. The curved surfaces reflect them in amazing ways as the light bounces and shimmers.
Best response while I was working (literally in a fish bowl)- thumbs up from a young girl of about 9 in other side of glass. The show lasts all summer. A second installation inside features starfish (with arms spelling out the word for DDT) stones and printed paper undulating strips. And lots of great Monhegan 2-D work from other artists! Hope you can stop by and see on your way to or from Downeast Maine.
Show runs through August 31.