As much as I enjoy creating art and the chaotic process which follows, there’s always a question of what happens next. Space becomes limited, and art pieces join the dusty destiny of projects before them. If not thrown away, they are piled somewhere out of sight. It’s the the tragic truth.
This statement rings particular honesty especially in my house where every family member has a stash of work in every corner of the house. My Sleepscapes project is inhabiting my still-to-be-redone room (I repainted my room last winter, and still have not slept in it since because I still need to sand the wooden floorboards after scraping off the gross carpet of my childhood; it is added on my list of summer task, one to be completed before I venture away for a month in mid-June). I’ve been pondering what to do with it everytime I pass my room, and I fear that I may have to toss it for lack of space.
However, I’ve received an email from a former high school teacher of mine, requesting artwork for the annual community show. Yes, my high school has an art gallery- the greatest benefit to having attended an arts mini school in my teenage years. Sleepscapes will be featured amongst other alumini, staff and local artists at the Lord Byng Community Show from May 21st to June 11th, the opening is May 28th (not that expect anyone to be there).
I was hoping to post up some pictures of my previous work in that gallery, but I can’t seem to find any pictures from my moss phase in high school. I created a moss environment inspired by a moss bed (aptly named, Nest without the Ikea) I created in my experience through the Buschlen Mowatt Teen Scholarship Program. Darn. I’ll have to check the other computer archives.
I don’t know the fate of my Sleepscapes after this showing. I’m hoping I can just store it in the studio garage until they become ghostly remains.