There. Did you look at it? Just wonderful, wonderful stuff.
Trisha talked about her work and the show. She talked about transitioning out of using the steel because she now has Parkinson's disease and does not always have the strength to work with the metal. She talked about her family and how the work relates to her history and what she wants her children to know about their history. It was a lovely talk. She is a lovely person.
If you live in or near Portland, I really hope you don't miss seeing this. Details here.
When we left the gallery I met several of the others at a Lebanese restaurant and we had a good lunch and a lively discussion about the art and about the upcoming exhibits for our High Fiber Diet group. I forget how much good energy there is in downtown Portland. I walked about 10 blocks from the gallery to the restaurant and arrived ahead of the group who drove and had to look for parking. Walking was a good choice. It was a beautiful morning and I enjoyed the shop windows and the street scene and smells of roasting coffee and garlic cooking and banks of flowers along the street. I love Portland, and marvel that we ended up living here, almost by accident. My morning in the city seemed to energize me and I came home to my little studio in the woods and put in a productive afternoon.