I have long had the habit of not being able to part with or pass by interesting objects or materials that feel like they have the potential to be the start or a part of a future project. Of course, as a result, I have boxes and shelves of odd, assorted and unrelated bits of "stuff", each waiting for its moment in the sun.
I recently needed a piece for a show at The Maine Art Gallery in Wiscasset. The theme was 'View From the 'Window' and I nothing that even remotely fit the concept. My mind did a quick inventory of treasures that I had
put aside in the past and zeroed in on
past and zeroed in on an accumulation of wooden dollhouse windows that had been boxed up for 40 years. Bingo! The windows, combined with a black walnut board left over from another project from the past, became 'Window'.
As they say in Maine...it's a "keepah" !
( keeper to folks from "away").
*Article from 'The Coastal Journal'