The installation of the greenhouse will be a two day process, due to an unforeseen bout with food poisioning for poor Fred. With three days to go, and everything else coming into place, it still feels like we're on track. Deb Stoner and her father who's visiting from out of town rushed in to help us expedite things yesterday and today I will spend painting all my pedestals and other random greenhouse parts.
I am so happy that this show ended up at Ogle and not the now defunct Portland Art Center, as it was originally scheduled. For one thing, Ogle is a beautiful gallery with a gorgeous wood floor, natural light and and street visibility. But it's also been a real pleasure to work with owner Val (aka Valentina Barroso Graziano) , who has been so accommodating to our needs and schedules. Not that PAC would have been bad, but everything feels so good right now with the way it all fell into place.
After we finished, I walked over to the nearby Museum of Contemporary Craft to see how the final installation of my collaboration with TJ Norris looked. Seeing TJ's photographs in person was much much better than the web images, and I am really happy with the results of this mutual endeavor. (Today is the last day of Art in the Pearl, so get down there if you haven't already!)
Last but not least, I wanted to share this cool picture that was sent to me by longtime family friend Ginevra Ralph. When she saw the card for my Natural Selection show, she she had seen something kinda like that last summer. I think they might be frog eggs. Whatever they are, I love them!