Thank goodness, last night while attempting to sleep, I could not shut my brain off after the big install day, the elves came in and fixed up the show. Frankly, I left yesterday having a lot of doubt, but when I came in this morning and the doubt went away.
The framed pieces are up, thanks to Lisa B. The lean-to, leaves, clouds and more water have been added. Here is a cell phone panoramic shot.
We took a coffee break right behind the gallery so that the dogs could play on the Lake George beach. They were happy and so was I.
Tomorrow there is a yoga class in the gallery. I was asked if it would be okay since I was still installing and I think it is great. I am going to take the class, as my body is screaming for exercise and some stretching after all this paper cutting and ladder climbing. Hopefully by 7pm Friday night I will be able to call the show complete.
Come on up to Lake George, Saturday, Nov 14th from 4-6 is the opening.
I just returned to my cute Adirondack motel room after an 11 hour day of cutting and placing linoleum block prints into an installation, I titled the show “My Own Private Wilderness”. I have 2.5 more days to complete it and I am a bit nervous. Day one is always slow but today seemed extra slow. It is the first time I am building water. I was at a loss on how the land meets the water, but thankfully Lake George is right outside the window, the beautiful mountains in the background giving me a direct reference.
The photos are from my cell phone so not ideal but I will have excellent photos with my good camera soon. The title of my show refers to my wilderness fantasy. Living in NYC I often feel removed from nature, and I am a person who loves backpacking, loves hiking in the mountains. My ideal would be living in the mountains full-time. But until then I create my own fantasy.
The exhibition opens on Saturday, November 14 at 4pm. The gallery is Lake George Arts Project Courthouse Gallery, Old County Courthouse 1 Amherst Street, Lake George, New York 12845. Here is a link to the specifics of my show.
Stay tuned more photos tomorrow.
Moose face 2
There is no doubt making a print a day is demanding and yesterday was the first day I was not happy with print, a moose, so I took time to rework him today and to carve a second moose for print #8. I was interested in the moose’s face, go I Googled, “moose face” to find images to work from. What I found was the Urban Dictionary definition for “moose face.”
“A word (usually an insult) used to describe somebody as being silly/a fool, etc. It can also be used as more of a loving/joking insult, meant for close friends, if you are that way inclined. For example: You forgot to buy me a doughnut?! You’re such a mooseface!”
It is entertaining insult, though I can’t quite imagine anyone over the age of 10 calling someone a mooseface.
I really like the face of a moose, the overside, kind of dopey look. I have never seen one during my hikes, there are apparently about 50,000 in the Northeast. With some luck on my next hike in the Adirondacks of northern NY or higher up in Maine if I print this moose onto my shirt I will conjure one up.
Moose Face #1
Today you get moose, print #7 and print #8. Both are happy moose!
As always they are available for $20 on my Etsy store,
they are 4″ x 6″ images on 8″ x 10″ paper and only 10 are available.
Moose face 1 and 2
And finally here are two photos, one of me inking the plates and the other printing on my Charles Brand Etching Press.
Hilary Lorenz hand inking plate
Hilary Lorenz, Wave Hill, South and West Wall, Oct-Dec 2014
Yesterday I finished the installation of Nomadic Geography, my “interdisciplinary arts project that visually translates the visceral experience of trekking remote landscapes into linoleum block prints, drawings, and room-size installations.” That is my official one sentence description. I will be doing a talk on November 16 at 1:30, but you are welcome to visit the Garden and Cultural Center any day of the week, exception Monday. Post your one sentence description here, or better yet, tweet it!
Hilary Lorenz, Wave Hill, South and East Wall, Oct-Dec 2014
Hilary Lorenz, Wave Hill, North and West Wall, Oct-Dec 2014
Wow, two out of three days complete as I, along with my highly motivated, brilliant and faithful helpers, work on my Wave Hill Exhibition install. I have been waiting all year from this and now it is in high wear and looking amazing. Check it out so far, it opens October 18, 2018 with a talk/reception November 16. Here are two of the four walls in progress.
Hilary Lorenz Exhibition at Wave Hill
8′ x 6′ Ink drawing of Lean-to by Hilary Lorenz
My lean-to ink drawing is on it’s way to completion. This will be going into my exhibition at Wave Hill in October. It is big, about 8 feet long and I hope to have it done in the next couple of days. On Friday I shipped all 19 drawings (the of which are already sold!) to the framer. I have the best framing in the world, Rabbet Art Gallery in New Brunswick, NJ. Dot, always takes great care of my artwork. I went to a few framers in Santa Fe, but I decided to keep loyal to Rabbet. I am completely confident that they will frame it and have it waiting for me at the Gallery at Pioneer Bluffs when I get there on October 2.
I had the chance to hike and run last weekend. A friend and I went to Chicoma Mountain, highest peak in the Jemez Mountains, no trail and a 26 mile forest road to drive in on made it a great adventure. The highlight of the day was seeing an Elk. Funny thing is, the prior week an Elk was my spirit animal. The day before the hike I went on a run along the Rio Grande Gorge from Pillar to the Taos Bridge, stopped 3 miles short of the bridge. I ended with 16 miles, but it was a rough run. It should have been easy but with all the direct sunlight it was just too hot for me.
Today everything is bright and beautiful here in Abiquiu, NM, three more weeks and I start my drive east for all these shows. Until then, you will find me in my studio.