"Nature's Human" opened at Eastern Kentucky University's Giles Gallery. Two of my pieces are currently on display there - "Into the Woods" (pictured above) and "Riverside Loungers" (see below). Both pieces were initially created for one of my solo exhibitions last year - "Stories in Paper." The artwork in this national juried exhibition comes from a variety of artists and was created from quite a range of materials. All the pieces focus on the theme of humans and nature.
A couple weeks ago I made the trek to Richmond, Kentucky to drop off my collages. I wanted to check out the gallery space and get a feel for the area. I'm glad I did, but I'm also glad I made arrangements to have the work shipped back to me after the show. It was a fairly long trip after all.
I was a little nervous about making the arrangements for shipping since I'm always concerned about the safety of my artwork. My "Nature's Human" collages are the largest size I currently work in - both are 18"x24" - and I have never shipped a piece that large before. However, after dropping by the UPS store, buying lots of bubble wrap, and getting a prepaid label that included insurance to cover the value of the collages, I felt a little more comfortable.