Here’s what Rod posted on Facebook on Saturday morning of our Cheesman Park show in Denver this past weekend. Little did we know that this image would be a foreshadowing of things to come. We had a great day on Saturday with steady traffic but Sunday was considerably slower until around 4PM, an hour before closing time. A lovely, soft spoken woman came into my booth and asked if it might be possible to re-orient my Twilight Orbs piece to hang vertically. She asked if I’d be willing to bring it to her home (just on the edge of the park) after the show to see if the colors worked and to get a second opinion from her husband. I agree to both if she didn’t mind seeing us all hot and sweaty after breaking down our booth. She met me at the entrance to a high rise building, the elevator whisked us up to the 9th floor and opened right into their amazing living space. The first thing I saw was all this colorful art on the walls that nearly took my breath away.
This large art piece was the first thing I saw when the elevator door opened. She explained that she had a large electrical panel on the wall right off her kitchen and needed some art to cover it BUT it couldn’t be a heavy work because she would need access to the breakers. Fiber was the perfect answer and my quilt was the perfect size. We held the quilt up in the spot and all agreed that the colors worked very well. We proceeded with the transaction of the sale and I took the quilt back to the condo we rented for the week (a much more modest but lovely space, thanks to Airbnb) to restitch the hanging sleeve.
In the morning I installed the quilt and commented on how well it went with the colorful artwork on her walls. She asked if I knew of Dale Chihuly and said many of them were lithographs of his acrylics on paper. I asked if I could take some pictures (sorry, all I had was my iPhone) It turns out that the large red work at the entrance was an original Chihuly acrylic on paper. She said she represented him for 25 years and she owned a gallery. She also said many people don’t know that he made art other than glass. They were often painted to show designs for future glass works.
Twilight Orbs hung vertically takes a little getting used to for me but I’m thrilled to death to know that it’s found a wonderful home with such art lovers.