Monday, September 28, 2015

Going the distance -- the Florence Biennale

 Wonder Water Series
polyptych, acrylic on coordinated canvasses
6 feet x 9 feet
Barbara Muir © 2015
Hi everyone,

I just signed off the forms to send my work to the Florence Biennale.
It is a strange feeling to go over your work with care (there have been
small changes since this photo), get it ready, and then try to
envision it going so far. But it's happening, and Mike at the
shipper has been so wonderful.

Now it's my turn.  How do I make the transition from uptight
artist, into international traveller, and get myself to the event?
Luckily this year I've travelled quite a bit, so it's not as
discombobulating as it would be if I hadn't been to Paris and
New York City.

I am crazy with excitement.  Cannot wait.  So here's the finished
product of what's going there -- to be presented as a unified
whole on the theme of our oceans.  I wish you could all be
there with me, and if you're going to be in Florence during the
Biennale, October 17 - 25, please let me know and I'll do my
best to get you tickets to the show!

In the meantime, where are you planning to go and show?

Have a charting-your-route day.


Unknown said...

hey Barbara congratulations on sending your work to the Florence show, i hope you have a marvelous time! I'm sure that would be a great time of year to go, but having said that, just about anytime of year would be spectacular in Venice! I wonder if it will give you fodder for new paintings? Travelling somewhere different always shows up in my work at some point. I'm heading to Stowe, Vermont soon.
Your wonder water paintings look super as a unified group! Have a great day.

Laurel Daniel said...

Have a WONDERFUL time!! Something tells me you will make the transition to "traveler extraordinaire" quite easily! Your paintings are gorgeous... have so much fun. XOXOXO

cohen labelle said...

Tremendous paintings, Barbara!!! I'm so glad you're doing this. I know you'll have a fabulous time!
xo, Marcia

Verna Vogel said...

Congratulations! It's a beautiful triptych. I'm very excited for you, and look forward to posts about the trip & exhibition!


Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I admire your perseverance and dedication in getting your work to this level.
Your mama would be so proud ;)
Bon Voyage, Barb.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Sally,

Thank you so much. I don't think I'll get to Venice because
Steven is going with me and has to work every week day. The
Biennale has events every day, and especially on the weekend.
I'm just so looking forward to showing in Florence again.
I'm sure Vermont will be absolutely gorgeous at this time of year.

Miss you.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Laurel,

Thank you sooo much. Once I'm on the plane I'll be fine
I know. Extraordinaire I don't know. I do feel filled
with wonder at the prospect of seeing this beautiful place
again. I love your work.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Marcia,

Thank you so much! Me too. I am over the top
thrilled about all of it.

Wish you two could come with us!


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Verna,

Thank you so much. I do hope the Internet makes it
easy to keep you up to date on what it's like. It
is just astoundingly beautiful there, and for an artist
a kind of heaven on earth. Love your work.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Mary,

Thank you so much. My mother would certainly be envious of
me going to Italy. As an art history buff, it seemed like she
knew every detail of every church in Italy. I loved listening
to all that she'd seen. Love your work.


Wendy Barrett said...

Congratulations Barbara! How exciting to be showing your work in Florence!! I was there in 2010 and loved every minute of it! Have a wonderful time!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Wendy,

Thank you so much!I am excited. Cannot wait. Sometime we should plan to
travel to the same spot at the same time. I'd love to meet you. Love your work.


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