art on the bus project
My friend, artist Paula Gorski
is the director of Art on the Bus in Eau Claire WI, a project in which she mounts art exhibits on city transit buses. So far there are four buses hung with art that are making their rounds in Eau Claire. Two have children's art and two now have the work of professional artists and photographers.
Now,I must be clear that I don't consider myself any sort of "real" photographer, and cringe a bit imagining what opinions the pros might have of my work. But when Paula asked me if I wanted to take part, I thought, oh, why not?? The idea coincided nicely with whatever it is that's been telling me to lighten up, be a little less concerned about what I "do" or "don't do" as an artist. So I gave her three of the photos I took of frogs in my water garden.
Last weekend I went to the "opening" of this exhibit (the bus was parked downtown at a street fair and passers-by invited in.) When I boarded the bus to look around, there were two little girls admiring my photos. I told them I was the one who took them, and we spent a few minutes bonding over the wonders of frogs. Small children are not generally that enthralled with my work, so I got a big kick out of it.