It has been a little while since my last update on the “Jeremiah Tree” project. My progress is coming along nicely and it is feeling good to see it all piece together. I have officially registered as an artist with ArtPrize. My profile page is set up and my work has been submitted. The next step in this process is to try to find a venue that wants to host your work in their location for the ArtPrize competition. I spent the weekend looking though the list of venues and making a list of ones to try to connect with. This morning I spent some time sending out inquiries/proposals to different venues that I think would be great places to host my work. I am really hopeful that I will get some good feedback and make a good connection to help secure me into the competition and exhibit. I am really excited about this process and a bit overwhelmed at the same time. There are so many amazing artists out there. It is definitely going to be a tough competition, but one worth while. It has been pretty cool to look through the different artists and their work. Some really beautiful and stunning work to be seen!
Here is a little look at how the tree is coming along. The trunk and roots are complete. I next need to fire them with the red iron oxide stain. I need to keep making more leaves and get them glazed. I am also working on the various sized plates for the “river”. I am staying busy in the studio and working on two final commissions before I take a good break when our baby comes!
Don’t you just love how those crystals seem to explode when the sun hits them? This last image was my original planning sketch if you had not seen it from my earlier posts. I also did a quick sketch of the tree in color, for a better idea of the final image. Excited to get this all pieced together and finished!