It’s finished! I can’t believe my 100 day project has come to an end. This was my life for the past three months and I truly can’t wait to see everything hung together in the gallery. The completed series will be on display in the “100 Days, 100 Fibers” exhibit which is part of the “Fiber, Paper, Scissors” show at Greenville Center for Creative Arts. All pieces will be for sale during the exhibition which opens June 7th and runs through July 24th. I hope you will join me at the gallery opening on the 7th - I would love to meet you in person!
My series of needle felted wool landscapes featuring scenes from all over the state of South Carolina was a great excuse to research and in some cases visit all these beautiful places in my new home state. I decided early on I would create 100 pieces of 100 different scenes or landmarks within the state (which would be my largest collection to-date) but when I started thinking through logistics of what’s involved with creating a collection that size, the only way I could think to do this was create one piece a day for 100 days. It turned out to be the perfect challenge for me, it got me working every day even if I didn’t want to, developing my techniques and trying new things, and I can see a huge change in my work since starting the #100dayproject February 1, 2019. It was fun to share a sneak peek of each piece on social media every day and get recommendations from others about what location I should feature next.
A huge thank you to everyone who followed along on social media, encouraged me and suggested new places to feature. Thank you to GCCA for giving me this incredible opportunity to exhibit my work on a large scale and giving me the excuse I needed to push my needle felting to the next level. Thank you to Metropolitan Arts Council for the grant that helped pay for the massive amount of materials & supplies needed to create this body of work. Thank you to the South Carolina State Park system for inviting me to be Artist-in-Residence in April and giving Edisto Beach State Park a major focus during my 100 day project.
This program is funded in part by the Metropolitan Arts Council which receives support from the City of Greenville, BMW Manufacturing Company, Michelin North America, Inc., SEW Eurodrive and the South Carolina Arts Commission.