Friday June 24 4:20 amAnd here is one from July 2005. In celebration of Canada Day (July 1) the exhibition had been placed into several different locales around Toronto and Ned and I found the restaurant where my piece was installed.
Finally I get up from the horizontal and face the demon. It’s really really difficult to keep going against the self doubt – the who do I think I am-ness, that is heavy all around me. One of my collages with leaves was accepted into a Toronto juried exhibition. It’s at the Propeller gallery on Queen St W. It cost $35.00 entry fee for them to look at my 3 slides. It cost $100 to frame it. It’s going to cost $100 to ship it after all is said and done. Ned has been great. We drove together to pick it and its two pals up from the framer and he’s found me a huge shipping box. He tells me that it would cost more for us to drive it down (though in my mind, it would be less pretentious to appear carrying it in a leather portfolio rather than this cardboard box arriving from afar. However, at least by shipping it, I can delay the artists and curator actually seeing me in all my gray headed heaviness. I wish I could take more comfort in that small blessing.
I still have to write the artist statement and label the piece. I spent 2-3 hours last night on the computer shortening my resume to one page. Why torture myself this way?
July 10To see more from this series, click here.
The owner of 93 Harbord where my Slow and Diffident Words collage was on show for ten days told me that my piece was his favourite in the show.