Tuesday, October 20, 2015

California Succulents and The Square Foot Show

When I lived in Waterloo, if I was having an off day and needed a pick-me-up, I liked to visit the stores at the Bauer Marketplace. Maybe I'd treat myself to a yummy loose leaf tea or browse the gourmet imported foods store, and I would definitely stop at the Paula White Diamond  art gallery + design studio for a big dose of inspiration and awe. The folks running this place have a wicked eye for talent and design.

That is why I am so excited to be chosen to participate in this year's Square Foot Show. From November 26 to December 12, the gallery will feature 12" x 12" pieces, all priced at $225!

My submission is called 'California Succulents' and was triggered by a visit to Sea Ranch, California. Think huge blue skies with white clouds being pushed along by fierce ocean winds while waves crash against sharp black rocks far below the cliffs. In the middle of this elementary chaos, almost hanging off the bluffs and sheltered by the wind warped trees, grew this vividly coloured, happy little succulent plant.

Here it is:

California Succulents, 12" x 12" x 1.5"
Working on 'California Succulents' gave me a chance to revisit some warm memories of our trip to Sea Ranch.

I am very happy to be a part of the Square Foot Show and grateful to the PWD gallery for putting this together. It feels good to be exhibiting in one of my favourite galleries!