Friday, October 28, 2011

house plants.

I have not been to the studio for a week. I am totally unmotivated as I am still feeling a little under the weather and have been a single mama for the last 3 days (C out of town), and beating myself up for not being in the studio. But... somehow unbeknownst to my thinking brain I got work done? Not sure how it happened just little moments here and there building up.

This is the first of 5 images for an installation. It is of one of our houseplants. My plan for my solo show in the spring is to do an installation about the home and the sometimes dysfunction of it. As this year has been one of our more dysfunctional. And now that we are coming out of the darkness I am ready to make work about it.

Our home is full of houseplants. I LOVE them they just make a home mine. I have always loved photographing them and love how they dry up, look sad, then come back to life, and respond to the seasons and where they are in the home. I can always see when I have too much going on or am overwhelmed by the state of my houseplants.

So as part of the exhibit I am doing 2 works based on my house plants one of which will be a suspended installation of houseplant embroideries. The other is FINALLY making some sculptural plants, which I started doing like 4 years ago and never did as they never made sense for a show. So I am actually pretty excited about how this piece has gotten started and am feeling excited about the show even though many things are still unclear.


Hoola Tallulah said...

I used to be crazy about house plants, my house was like a jungle, with climbers growing across windows (via carefully spun twine webs!) and all sorts, then I moved and lots died and I went back to work and they all died, and now all that remains is a single orchid. I think I need to resurrect my green fingers, yes! I can't wait to see your installation and your house plants look very happy :)

Joetta M. said...

i am excited about it. We will see how it turns out, things always change so fast for me....