Today was the last day of the trellis project. I removed the final canvas, though the trellises are going to remain in the yard for a few days. We have some friends from California coming to visit and I thought I’d give them a chance to see the structures in place.
This has been an interesting experiment, not the least for all the positive response I’ve had. Many people have come by to see the installation and several times while I was in the yard moving the trellises from one location to the next, neighbors have stopped and chatted. One neighbor said that the trellises livened up the neighborhood and gave him something interesting to look at on his daily walks with his dog.
I had originally intended to auction the pieces off at the end of the project to benefit the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City (http://www.hsgkc.org) and Wayside Waifs (http://www.waysidewaifs.org), but I haven’t finished cleaning the canvas and so that will have to wait. One of these days, I’ll let you know about an on-line auction, with all the proceeds going to care for homeless animals, of which there are so many that need our help.
As something of a footnote, I’ve recently been recording observations about various things and posting them here, including a combined observation/image piece which is also going to be incorporated into a mix-media piece that I hope to finish in the next couple of weeks. If you haven’t checked the blog in a few weeks, you’ve missed them. They follow below…