Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Edward and I will leave tomorrow in the new, deep snow to drive through new deep snow towards Indianapolis, Louisville, Nashville, Chattanooga, Atlanta, Orlando, and -- at last -- Miami. For the outdoor show in Coconut Grove http://www.coconutgroveartsfest.com/ this weekend, I have made new work that speaks of the sea, moving air, geography, and marks on a map. How fortunate I was to be able to incorporate beautiful photographs taken by my son, Ryan Torgerson and his wife, Paige. I digitally combined them with other images and maps for printing on steel and bolted the metal to wooden backboards made by our good cabinetmaker friend, Dennis Snow http://dennissnow.com/about.htm
It was pure pleasure to photograph some shells I have treasured forever and to invent, with other photographs, their source. I used the images over and over, nesting them in piles of handmade paper, sewing them into books for the wall. So, as the snow piled up around The School, my studio became a sort of paradise, all azure, white, and green.
The new work can be seen at http://blog.eugenietorgerson.com/?p=378