‘On Silent Wings’ made from hand cut tyvek tells a story about the web of life and how all living beings are interconnected and rely upon one another for well being and balance.
It is part of the Art In Windows project in Bremerton. My installation is accompanied by one of my hanging mobiles and will be on exhibit for several months in the shop front.
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This is a temporary ephemeral installation celebrating the return of spring and the return of butterflies, bees and birds to the Northern hemisphere; reminding us of the vital and magical role pollinators play in the creation of abundance and well being on planet earth.
The installation is at VALA Eastside in Redmond, 7525 166th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052
My installation is up until May 15th 2017
THE SEEDS OF HOPE
A workshop for all ages, run by artist Melissa Koch. Date to be announced.
This one day workshop introduces participants to the importance of our role as custodians of the seeds on earth, protecting diversity and freedom of life by helping to create and protect natural habitats for earth's pollinators.
The workshop will include creating up cycled paper butterflies as part of a local temporary ephemeral installation and wildflower seed balls that can be planted in urban areas to help encourage and sustain butterflies bees and birds.
Image: 'Stella - Luna', 48" X 48" found and up cycled paper, oil paint, text, china ink, by Melissa Koch.
My work in this show explores aspects of our relationship to myth and nature and looks at how culture is inextricably connected to these.
The show opens at SPACE gallery in Building C, 7448 63rd Ave NE, Seattle, WA, 98115,
in Magnuson Park, on the first floor of the building.
On Saturday May 13th, from 5 pm until 8 pm and is up until June 01, 2017.
There will be refreshments, music and a food truck at the opening.
22 local artists were selected by the Richmond Beach Community Association Board,
myself included to create an orca for this awesome public art project,
Richmond Beach Orcas On Parade.
Our orca pods will be on display for several events coming up including The Richmond Beach Strawberry Festival on May 13th from noon until 5 pm and they will be on display this summer at several sites at Richmond Beach.
Introduction to Our Beach Orcas Art ProjectFor over a century, the Richmond Beach Community Association (RBCA) has been a vital force in maintaining our neighborhood’s quality of life by bringing neighbors together at events, keeping them informed and facilitating neighborhood enhancements.
One of the most recent community enhancements is the debut of the RBCA Beach Orcas art project.
The Big Question?It all started with a simple question. In the spring of 2016, the RBCA Board spent a lot of time at Board meetings discussing the question, “How can RBCA express our deep appreciation to the entire Richmond Beach community for all they do to help make Richmond Beach a thriving, vibrant neighborhood?”
When we started brainstorming possible answers to our question, we obviously didn’t know where it would lead us. We knew we wanted the RBCA tribute to the community to be something tangible, lasting, public and first-class. We knew we wanted something that would help us as a community distinguish ourselves with our own unique neighborhood brand or identity. We just weren’t sure what the answer would be.
The Question Answered!Eventually, our early brainstorms coalesced into something concrete. In September 2016, the RBCA Board voted unanimously to launch a Richmond Beach Public Art project called Beach Orcas on Parade. Ultimately the answer took shape in the form of 22 artist-embellished Beach Orcas to be on display in prominent outdoor locations throughout our community.
We issued a Call for Artists and received over 65 proposals by very talented artists. A peer jury selected 22 art pieces for entry in our exhibit. Selected artists spent about eight weeks embellishing what is referred to in the trade as a blank. For our project, the blank (see photo above) was a hollow fiberglass whale, weighing in at about 5 lbs. and standing 23” tall and 43” wide.