So - finally the elephant has been birthed! I dont know why this one was so difficult to resolve and get finished - well, I do know why, it was technically quite challenging.
This is how it has been for quite a while. The challenge was that I wanted to light up the picture of my grandfather as if you were seeing him deep in a tunnel of forgotten memory. I had originally wanted to have a motion sensor that would turn on the light when someone passed in front of it. But the challenge was finding batteries that would last long enough that the people at the exhibition didn't have to change them every few days. It is not always possible to plug things in, so I wanted to avoid the necessity of having a power outlet.
So this is how it has turned out. There is a light switch button in the middle of the poppy on the left
Which the viewer will have to press. Not ideal, but it should take so little power that the batteries hopefully will last the entire show.
This is the side view to show the "tunnel" idea.
Strategically placed poppies to hide the ugly joining mechanism. However it was necessary to be able to take the whole thing apart so that it can be packed flat into an art portfolio case. The poppies hide the nuts and bolts that hold things together.
Another poppy with the press button in the centre.
Here's hoping Air Canada will treat the box very gently and it will arrive in tact in Victoria. I am excited to help hang the show monday and see it all together in one location. Having seen bits and pieces of the rest of the group's art work - it will be very fun to see how the finished items look together.
We will be giving artists tours during the week, so I do hope if anyone has friends likely to be in the area any time from Tuesday until the end of November, you will call in and see the exhibition.