As soon as I found out that five of my pieces would be included in "The Material is the Message" I resolved that I would not be attending the opening. The list of reasons was long and boring. Then I remembered.
This is your new life. Live it.
I had no "nice" clothes. Turned them all back to Goodwill. Comfort was key. My favorite Led Zip t-shirt and khaki clamdiggers were clean and presentable. Hair, clean and bunned up. Purple cane ready to rock.
I drove into the heart of Atlanta under a raging thunderstorm--the order of every afternoon these days-- and let the phone talk me through the maze Inside the Perimeter to my friend's home. Left my car and rode with her because parking would be limited.
Even though we were prompt, the place was buzzing with people. So many people. We all seemed dazzled to be out. A reporter from some local cultural media outlet interviewed me. She was probably sorry she picked me. Diarrhea of the mouth and all. Pictures even.
I met so many nice people. Got to see some great textile work and meet the makers. (One by one I will match the makers to the work and update this page.)
|Lisa Rich and Clare Butler|
Then someone nudged me, gestured at Cephalopod, and said, "Look!"
Hell yeah, I squealed with delight!