It was a challenge narrowing it down to a dozen photographs because all the moments were special, nonetheless, here are some of my highlights from Expressions of Love II...
Embraced by the community...my first tea bag call out, February 2013, via social media, unprepared for the response I was inundated with tea bags coming in from all directions, I quickly established four collection points across the Hinterland.
Tea Bag Tea Parties ... Rosebed St Gallery, Maya (& former partner Annie) kindly shared my tea bag call-out in their e-newsletters and before long Tea Bag Tea Partes were on the agenda (a big thank you to Rosebed for their generousity in providing the venue).
Team effort... all eager to lend a hand while having a cuppa adding to the collection!
D-day, installation day.... with all the hype working around the clock, installation day came around so quick - it was a day filled with many emotions, with a little time for reflection. The title and name going up made it feel all very real.
Anticipation and excitement with placement... one of the biggest works (containing 3600 tea bags in total) layed out to calculate wall placement.
Day one, doors open to the public... what better way than to share the day with a special friend who needs some TLC ♥
On another day... a special bus trip organised for a special group of tea bag collectors - Kureelpa Spinners & Weavers, and a dear friend, Petrus.
Opening night celebrations.... with special friends
mammoth crowd of people filled the gallery rooms...
Fun with Janet De Boer...
'Meet the Artist' Morning Tea... an awesome opportunity to meet gallery visitors and talk about my work.
Family Day, Artist Demo Day.... time for interaction and conversation.
My most loyal... sharing the whole experience, from the birth of the idea all the way along to bump-in.& bump-out with my best friend ever, Glen.