It all comes together

I hope everyone had a fabulous holiday weekend – I know I did! We kicked it off Friday with D.’s art opening, which was awesome. Besides spending all summer making the pieces, it took him over 10 hours just to install the birds. And almost all of that was on a ladder with his arms above his head! But I think it was well worth it. Tons of people stopped by to check out his work, gape and ask lots of questions. Almost everyone who saw it thought it was beautiful, especially at night when the lights reflected hundreds of swirling birds on the walls around the space.

The weather was perfect and the crowds were huge. And on top of all that, he got a write-up on the Philadelphia CityPaper blog (our biggest local arts and entertainment paper) and his university is contacting him today to write a news story for their paper. (Publicity was my contribution – I made the postcards, laminated signs, took photos and sent out half a dozen press releases!)

It took me quite a bit of experimenting to figure out how to take some nighttime photos of the installation, but I think I got some decent shots. You can check out the entire album on flickr, but here’s some highlights:

The full installation!

The full installation!

Visitors take a look

Visitors take a look

A different view

A different view

D. talks to the public about his work

D. talks to the public about his work

Night birds

Night birds

Published in: on September 9, 2009 at 7:11 am  Comments (6)  

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  1. Wonderful display….really captures the imagination. The beautiful art, the media exposure, the live audience…..all deserve a hearty congrats. It is obviously a huge success!!! Hmmmmm, then there is the good looking artist behind the work!!! 🙂

    Mary of Brush It On

  2. the birds look fantastic

  3. Wow, how beautiful. Wish I could see it in person.
    Congrats to D.

  4. Oh wow, I must have missed this as I subscribe via email and didn’t see this one! Congratulations to D, it’s just beautiful!

  5. Amy,
    Check out this blog I just stumbled across. It has a very nice blurb about D’s art.

    Mary of Brush It On 9/17/09

    • Thanks for pointing that out, Mary! It was really sweet to read and, incredibly, we did find one of her bird’s nests and so I had a story to share with her about that, too!

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