Friday, January 14, 2011
The Last Bouquet is a window installation at the Tapp's building in Columbia. Located at the corner of Main Street and Blanding Street, the old department store will hopefully become a permanent arts building. In the meantime, Brenda Schwarz Miller (who took most of the moving images for this video) is spear-heading monthly art openings and coordinating the window installations. Her daughter Syna graciously helped with the artificial flowers.
The artwork includes a piece from my "Angels in Mourning" series called "A Bud on Earth", two large curtain panels covered in crayon grave rubbings, chiffon banners with free motion machine embroidered epitaphs, and eight garbage bags of artificial flowers collected from cemetery dumpsters. The window is on display 24/7 from January 1 - February 28, 2011!