Umbel Update!

The NCECA conference is just around the corner in late March, but work for our concurrent exhibition ‘This is the Anthropocene’ is due at the gallery in just a few weeks and I think I’m actually going to be ready in time!

I abandoned my original plan of having three varying sized pieces and instead went with one very large and two smaller pieces. It’s so hard to tell scale in photos but this fennel inspired umbel is five and a half feet across and while it looks light and delicate, it actually weighs a ton (not literally!) It is ~almost~ finished, but there’s some touch up epoxying, sanding and touch up painting still to do. I’m really pleased with the way this one turned out. There are also two more smaller fennel flowerheads on their way across the finish line for this exhibit too. I’ve decided that the installation of all three flowers will be displayed on the floor of the gallery nestled into a puddle of black sand. I think the sand will highlight the bright yellow flower tips and make them glow even more than they already do. Looking forward to seeing this entire exhibit come to life, it’s been a long time in the making!

This is the Anthropocene.

Harris Center for the Arts – Bank of America Gallery | Folsom Lake College

February 11–March 27 | Reception: March 17 6:30-8:30

10 College Parkway Folsom, CA

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