I'm pleased to announce that two days ago "The Lake" was purchased by a private collector from Good Goods Gallery in Saugatuck, Michigan.
Many of you may recall that it was created for ArtPrize 2010 where it was a popular entry. It garnered enough fans to be rated in the top 75 vote getters of the 1, 713 entries that year. Since its month long exhibition at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, Michigan for ArtPrize it's been hanging in the Saugatuck gallery. For a bit more than a year it hung in the upstairs gallery on a gold colored wall. Standing in front of it felt as though you were right there on the beach.
A few months ago it was moved to the gallery room that features Sticks furniture.
It's being hung on a dark wall in a room-like setting gave it a whole new perspective. The effect was that of viewing the lake through a window. Seeing it for the first time in this setting literally took my breath away when I walked into the room.
Every time I've gone to visit it, there have been a number of people interested to hear about its creation ... and to be privy to the hidden Elvis images.
Rarely, do I become emotionally attached to my art pieces. When that happens, I gift those pieces dear to my heart to family or friends so that I can visit my creations now and then. Otherwise, it's the adventure of the creative process ... the exploring and playing that thrills me. I'm glad this piece has found a home ... but I will miss being able to visit it.