Chicago's Twelve at the Garfield Park Conservatory has ended after 4 months of being on display. I took my work down last week. Monsanto's Genetically Modified Seeds was my first adventure with outside sculpture. When I made the piece, I was so afraid that it would fall apart or fall over. Two days after I installed it at the Conservatory there was a super windy, rainy, thunderstorm. I was convinced the piece would be ruined for the opening reception. But amazingly enough it never fell over or apart. Instead, it has been super hard to take apart now that the show is over!
Only issue was a little condensation in the corn and beets jars because the clay had not dried all the way.
Why won't you come apart?!
I have taken the pieces off the stand so that I can now display them inside on a wall. I will have to do a good deal of scrubbing and cleaning but they should be good for display when I am done!
As for the plushies from Heirloom Fruits and Vegetables, some look just like they did the day I made them, while others are faded or rusty. But I have my ways to fix them!
Thank you to the Garfield Park Conservatory, Sergio Gomez, the artists and the viewers!