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May 17, 2016

outside library

This evening I received a brief email stating that I was IT! I have been chosen to create public wall art for the city of Halsey!! No more being inside buildings, I’m moving out into the world of rain, wind, and sunshine. Plus it will be even more visible to the public! I really enjoyed working with the people of Halsey back in 2014. That was when I created a sculptural work inside the little building above. The new work will be mounted to the wall across the street, possibly the green building beyond? Or is it across the other street? Clarification will come in a few days, along with the full outline for project due dates and moolah. Are they putting all the eggs in one basket or spreading it out between multiple artists? I still don’t know yet.

At least I’ll be working with manageable sizes of light weight sign material (aluminum/plastic combo) and a scroll saw to prevent serious tendon/muscle damage to my hands. Hopefully the spine can get it’s act together and be happy sooner than later.

Just a tad happy and proud to have been chosen. Now the hard work will begin, but that’s ok. I love having serious challenges placed on my brain. It makes me feel more alive!



14 Comments leave one →
  1. Katheryn Byram permalink
    May 17, 2016 8:07 pm

    How wonderful! Soon, they will be naming something after you. Good for you. I will definitely be planning a trip to see this.


    • May 23, 2016 10:51 am

      You’re so kind Kathy! Thanks for your positive support. I’ll keep you posted with the progress. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Kate permalink
    May 17, 2016 11:31 pm

    Yes! Congratulations and well deserved.
    I look forward to seeing your vision out in the sun wind and rain.

    • May 23, 2016 10:49 am

      Thanks Kate! Nothing like jumping in at the last moment and being chosen. Now I need to purchase a new piece of equipment and start it all rolling forward. Onward!

  3. May 18, 2016 12:54 am

    Terrific ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. May 18, 2016 12:55 am

    Congratulations Gale, all that waiting was worthwhile! Looking forward to watching this one unfold. How exciting Karen

    • May 23, 2016 10:48 am

      Thanks Karen! It makes me tired just thinking about it. I need to brace myself and dive in!

  5. May 18, 2016 4:27 am

    That’s terrific news, congratulations Gale! What a fun and challenging creative adventure!

    • May 23, 2016 10:46 am

      It’s going to be very challenging. I never thought I would be in the world of public art, but here it goes again!

  6. May 23, 2016 3:35 am

    How exciting! Congratulations

  7. jhv57 permalink
    May 23, 2016 4:09 am

    Congratulations! Wishing you a happy spine

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