Character Sketches


Yesterday I went to an opening at the Loveland Museum Gallery to see how my piece looked in the Character Sketches show -- where about 30 artists were given a poem to inspire their work. The show is really varied and wonderful, with the assigned poems mounted next to each work. Media ranges from installation to film, sculpture, ceramics, and 2D.

I was thrilled to discover that my piece was used on banners hung downtown to promote the show. It's fun to be "famous" every once in a while! There is also a great full color catalog to go along with the show that pairs each work of art with its poem.

The very talented poet is Hilary DePolo. Each of her poems tells a story and outlines a character. My poem was about a saintly woman named Dovie Harris who mourns her husband for decades, to the extent that "tears stained grooves into her coffee cheeks... years later when she finally smiled... dark lines shimmered on her face." I used a silver mylar strip for the vertical line you see in the photos. (It doesn't quite read as metallic in the photos...)

Stop by and see the show if you happen to be in Loveland, Colorado between now and the end of March!