Sunday, July 31, 2011

Select Works from Duck & Fish

Duck and Fish by collage artist Megan Coyle
Today was a busy day of installing artwork. The exhibit "Select Works from Duck & Fish" at Arlington Central Library went up as well as a couple of group exhibits. "Select Works from Duck & Fish" features nine of the collages that were created to illustrate my first children's book, Duck & Fish. We managed to install the exhibit fairly quickly. Above you can see an image of five of the pieces side-by-side.

Duck and Fish by collage artist Megan Coyle
Here's the collage from the first page of the book - "Duck Meets Fish."

Duck and Fish by collage artist Megan Coyle
"Duck Talks About Flying" next to "Fish Talks About the Ocean."

Duck and Fish by collage artist Megan Coyle
There's a bit of a glare here, but the collage on the left is "Fish Dreams of Flying, Duck Dreams of Swimming" next to "Duck Goes Sightseeing in the Ocean."

Duck and Fish by collage artist Megan Coyle
"Duck Meets the Creatures of the Ocean Floor" next to "Fish Runs into a Flock of Geese."

Duck and Fish by collage artist Megan Coyle
"Fish Flies Over an Airport"

Duck and Fish by collage artist Megan Coyle
And the last collage in the exhibit, "Duck and Fish Say Goodbye."

Duck and Fish by collage artist Megan Coyle
It was nice that a couple folks were curious about my artwork as the show was installed, and they asked me a couple questions about the artwork. I was able to tell them a bit more about how the pieces were made and that they are illustrations from my first children's book.

Aside from stopping by Arlington Central Library today, we also made a visit to Touchstone Gallery to drop of my work for the "MiniSolos" show and dropped off a couple of pieces for the Gallery without Walls Del Ray Artisans' exhibit. The Del Ray Artisans decided to extend the "Made in the U.S.A." exhibit by having selected pieces displayed in a local business.

So all in all, it was a very busy and productive day. I'm looking forward to an upcoming week of art making.

3 comments:

Sarah said...

Lookin good!

ELK said...

great to see it on the walls..you should be so proud of this...

Sanctuary of Davidson said...

These are fabulous!! Congrats on your book. The illustration are lovely, as usual!