Summer break has been great, but we are happy to get back to work this week with an exciting new show by Holly A. Senn. First Friday is going to be a blast! Holly kicked off her installation on Sunday by assembling the 8-foot tall sculptural tree made from old book pages. Tomorrow she’ll line the walls of the gallery with more book pages and complete the installation with seven gorgeous seed pods also constructed from book pages. You are going to love this show. It’s our first full installation in the main gallery!
During the month of September, 23 Sandy Gallery will be transformed into a botanical-inspired forest created from the discarded book materials that Holly A. Senn collects during her day job as a librarian at Tacoma’s Pacific Lutheran University. Narratives of real or imagined events create living landscapes of time and place. Here, on this tree-lined street, the natural world merges with the intellectual world. The trees’ enlarged seeds invite us to consider how tales unfold, grow, and ultimately alter our thoughts. Senn states, “I create sculptures and installations in which I explore the life cycle of ideas—the organic, non-linear process in which thoughts have a genesis and then are disseminated, adopted or refuted, forgotten or referenced.”
Stay tuned. We have the marvelous art photographer, Dan Kvitka coming to shoot the installation on Thursday. We’ll post the photos ASAP!