Lightening Bouquet #1 - 1990s
Welded Wire, Sheet Aluminium, Shingles, Rivets, Coated Wire
This morning we are once again peeking into "the Vault". During the time these pieces were made we (the world) was in a period of transitioning into the digital world and my record keeping was very poor. At this point I'm not totally confident in the title but Lightening Bouquet is close.
For some years I was represented by two different galleries in Atlanta, Ga. The Heath Gallery and The Signature Shop. Two very successful and high quality galleries with very different work and ways of working. Having work with two galleries in one town was rather unusual but it happened due to the prestige of the owner of The Signature shop, Blanch Reeves, and her relationship with the management of The Heath Gallery. The Heath showed my large work and the Signature Shop sold my smaller works.
Lightening Bouquet #1 - detail - 1990s
I made a number of pieces in this series working with very elongated "arrow-point" shapes, sometimes as single forms and sometimes in groups. I'll show you some of those another time. This work was sold to John Wieland Homes which is a large corporation which builds upscale homes around the US. The Signature Shop is still in operation and run by some of Blanche's younger relatives. Blanch was an institution in Atlanta and her shop was (I believe) the first craft shop in Atlanta.
Lightening Bouquet #2 - 1990s
Welded Wire, Sheet Aluminium, Shingles, Rivets, Coated Wire,
Linoleum Flooring and Rubber Washers
Lightening Bouquet #2 - detail - 1990s
The second piece, Lightening Bouquet #2 , is living a peaceful life in storage.
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