Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Update on Arts Commission

Today, I was asked by a member of the arts committee that awarded me the public commission on Mt. Hermon Road and Whispering Pines if I'd trade my spot with another artist.

My artwork will be placed at the other end of Scotts Valley, near the town of Felton (where I spent many years--it reminded me of Cicely where Northern Exposure was set). A different kind of crossroads, but an entry and exit point for many commuters nonetheless.

The reason for the swap is because two girls were recently hit by a car on the corner where my art would have been placed (they're both recuperating and doing well). The mother of one of the girls wished for a winning painting of roses (her daughter's name is Rose) to be placed at that corner with the title (as yet unconfirmed), Stop and Smell the Roses. How could I refuse a request like that?

So my koi will swim further downstream (or upstream, depending on your perspective) than I expected, but it's for a good cause and now at least a piece of me will be in dear old Felton for at least a couple of years.

In related news, the awards ceremony will be coming up soon, I'm told. Y'all will be the first to hear!

Take care,

I.
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