Friday, November 08, 2013

the window opened

Title:  Pieces of October
Mixed Media Collage - detail
September 10th, my house was burglarized and literally trashed. What they didn't take, they destroyed. They tore open boxes of art materials and dumped them everywhere.  Among these, my collage papers....I watched as the police took DNA swipes and walked on my handmade papers.  A few days later as I was picking up what was salvageable, I could here my mother's voice like a whisper in my mind, saying, "God never closes a door without opening a window".   I threw the collage papers into a box where they incubated for a few more days.  Somewhere along the way I started to piece together the salvaged collage papers and my drawings, like a puzzle.  That's when I realized that God had opened the window.  I produced several new collages and here is the good news..... I was asked to take the new works to VISION GALLERY  at Chandler AZ.  The collages and some of my art jewelry were well received.   They kept several pieces to show and I was asked to do a Solo Show the end of next year.  I will be posting another collage image on my other blog, click here to take a look.