Full Circle, Fairyland, permanent collection @ MOAH

Detail from The Anchorite’s Armchair, 2019

 

It was a great relief and satisfaction earlier last week when I saw four of my works , carefully packed, pull away from the storage unit (where they have languished in the dark since my 2019 solo show Fairyland at MOAH/Cedar) heading forward in the nifty MOAHmobile to the permanent collection of the Lancaster Museum of Art & History (MOAH) https://www.lancastermoah.org

With our upcoming moves, this new chapter in our lives, a new home in Chicago, the sale of our beloved Little Hermitage, renting an apartment in LA, so much needed attention, a prioritizing of intention and  a matter of settling affairs. I cannot deny that I know this next chapter, the Chicago period, is most likely my last. The previous chapters have been abundant and I have had the good fortune and opportunity to be rather productive; but that productivity , particularly the works I created for Fairyland  

Fairyland

have been larger than my domestic life can easily accommodate (not to mention collector’s). 

With this realization in mind, I have been determined to get my work out there, I’ve been encouraging collectors with reduced pricing on selected works (link above in Available Work), and I also want my work to be in permanent public collections. Having had the good fortune to have a solo show at MOAH/Cedar,https://www.moahcedar.org/exhibitions-1/fairyland

MOAH seemed a natural fit. Happy to say MOAH felt the same way, for that I am grateful . When I made the initial inquiry I felt quite nervous,  a bit like the goofy nerdy boy asking the pretty, most popular girl to the prom. Thankfully the pretty girl said yes.

The works included were the first two offered, The Anchorite’s Armchair (2019) and Lilith,the Mandrake (2018), the anchors to my installation Embodied: St. Anthony & the Desert of Tears:

The Anchorite’s Armchair
2019
Mixed textile , acrylic painted canvas IKEA armchair
Approx 65″h, 42″w, 65″d
Lilith the Mandrake
2018
Mixed textile, acrylic painted canvas
Approx.6’6″h, 6’w, 6″d

With these works enthusiastically accepted, I was gratified that there was interest in other works as well. With that in mind , two other pieces, another textile piece and an oil painting (also created for Fairyland) were selected :

The Swan Slayer Parsifal
2018
Mixed textile, acrylic painted canvas
apron 65″h, 41″w 87″d
The Swan Slayer Parsifal,
reverse
Persephone
2015
Oil on canvas
24 by 36 inches

So with that, its full circle.

 

Detail from The Anchorite’s Armchair, 2019

 

 

Author: babylonbaroque

I am a painter and printmaker working towards creating a body of work that reflects my own developing aesthetic. New work ,first link. The second link is an on-line portfolio.

One thought on “Full Circle, Fairyland, permanent collection @ MOAH”

  1. Fantastic news that your work will be in the permanent collection at MOAH Leonard. These extraordinary pieces look amazing, so alive, rich and rewarding, I’m sure they’ll be widely appreciated in the collection there, congrats! 😊

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