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Sunday, August 22, 2010

WIP ~ Fiber Sculpture ~ Installation Day

Woohoo!  It wasn't easy but we got her installed!  She is up and hanging and looking great!  Here are some pics of the day and the final piece!!  Enjoy!

installing canvas number one!!  Ceiling height 14 feet!




Dr. John adjusting the canvas!





installing canvas number three




adjusting canvas three; Cheri (friend), Dr. John and Lee (son)


all done!!




Canvases and me!!



I am so glad it is up and looking fabulous!  I sure hope you can tell with these pictures?!  Getting the first canvas up was the hardest part.  The ceiling height is so high and we had to get canvas number one up as high as we could get her.  So we ended up having to go get two 12 foot ladders and Dr. John (with Cheri and Lee holding outside edges) walked the canvas up on his back to get it on the special hooks!  It was touch and go; but finally he got the wires of the canvas onto the hooks!  Whew!  They worked hard folks...I held ladders!!  And supervised!!  Ha!

Canvas two and three went up relatively easy and finally we got her done!  Canvas three (the long narrow one) you  have never seen.  I wanted a natural break between the two large canvases...so this is what I designed.

You can tell with the people handling these canvases how big they actually are!  I have to say that I am so proud!!  And I wouldn't been able to do this without Dr. John, Lee and Cheri!!!!  They were fantastic!!  Thank you guys!  Thank you sooooo much!!!!!

As you can see by the pictures with me in them...I am definitely proud of the piece.  Thank you all for coming along with me on this journey!  Your encouragement and comments along the way were amazing!!  Thank you!  Thank you!!

Hope you enjoyed this journey!  After a two week break; which I so need...I am on to the next project!!  I have two doll shows coming up so I have babies to make! 

I will be updating my portfolio and visiting some interior designers and the like to attempt to obtain another large project!  My goal is to get another one before the end of the year!  Prayers being said!!

Have a magical and blessed day!
Hugging you
SueAnn

45 comments:

Debbie(single;complicated) said...

amazing!!!!!!!! What a beautiful canvas! You should be proud!!

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

That's beautiful!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Oh my, what an amazing piece! It looks like it was a bear to hang, but well worth the effort. That kind of art is a real show-stopper.

SandyCarlson said...

I am so glad to see these. Now I get the magnitude of your work in a new way. Amazing. Hanging it sure was an adventure for everyone! You are good people.

beth said...

wow.....it's just spectacular and looks amazing hanging on that wall !....what a project !!!

Maggie May said...

Wow...... that is a magnificent wall hanging. I am so glad I was in on it from the beginning.
There must be a lot of weight in that hanging too. Knowing how to get it up there is half the battle. Wonderful work of art. Congratulations.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

TechnoBabe said...

You put so much work into these unique works of art. Congrats on the completion and the hanging of the pieces. They look awesome.

ellen abbott said...

Oh SueAnn, these are fabulous! I thought they were going side by side. And I really like the third smaller piece between them. Is this a residence or business? And here's the ever livin' question...how do you clean them, keep them clean especially way up high? that's the question I most often get after a piece is installed. fortunately much of our glass is installed against an existing window so the etched surface is to the inside (facing the exterior piece of glass).

Kristina P. said...

Sue Ann, it is stunning!!

Bonnie said...

Bravo! Standing ovation here! Be proud.

przhym said...

Standing back and taking in this piece in person is amazing. The light from the sconces plays along the space above and below the third panel...THE WOW factor is definitely present. Colors in the piece work well with the wall and furnishing colors as you would expect from a great artist!!!

....Dr. John..

NANCY LEFKO said...

What an amazing project...congratulations!! It's beautiful.

Alix said...

Oh SueAnn! You must be so pleased!! All that hard work and now you get to stand back and admire the absolutely stunning finished product. What beauty you bring into the world. What beauty you ARE to the world.

Congratulations on a truly extraordinary project well done. Thank you so much for sharing the process with us and allowing us to watch your creative genius at work.

Much love from across the miles!

Cinner said...

SueAnn, it is just amazing on the huge wall. what a joy for you having it done and seeing all your hard hours of work on display. what an inspiration you are. you look great too, so good your friends and family were there, and that you got to supervise. I can't say enough about it. amazingly happy feeling when I look at them. congratulations. enjoy your break. you need it. hugs.

Celia said...

HI, this is my first visit to your page and WOW! I am so thrilled to see your work, what joy to see it hung, it's so beautiful and the colors and patterns, delicious.

Bossy Betty said...

This is so wonderful to see! I have enjoyed watching this being made step-by-step. What an accomplishment!!!

What's next?

Brian Miller said...

they do look fabulous...have loved watching this project all the way through and they came out looking marvelous!

Seahorse Ranch Girl said...

Hon, I am tearing up looking at these pics and reading your text. First, your fiber art adds such warmth and texture to what appears to be a very nice space to begin with. I love the way the 3 pieces work together; that center piece is really inspired. What a huge undertaking! (and look at you...all sexy in your blue animal striped top)

Mimi said...

Just stunning, and I adore the middle canvas. You must be so proud & I bet they're thrilled with the finished product!

Jill said...

Oh Sue Ann, they look just beautiful!! It's been amazing to watch the progress as you've created them too! Thank you for sharing this with us all! You are very talented!!

Hope you have a lovely week and a well earned rest!!

Rayna M. Iyer said...

This is really spectacular, SueAnn. Thank you for taking us on the journey with you. Somehow, I could never quite grasp how it would all fall together till I actually saw it up on the wall. And that third canvas is a piece of inspiration indeed.
Fantastic! You must be so proud.

Patti said...

Amazing and Beautiful SueAnn
Congratulations! You should be so proud :)

auntiegwen said...

They look fantastic and lovely to see them in situ. Aren't you talented?

Enjoy the 2 weeks off and hope your babies do well.

xxx

Diane said...

Oh my, this is amazing--well done!

Diane said...

Oh my, this is amazing--well done!

Diandra said...

Looks great!

Sarah Knight said...

Wow, that looks wonderful : )

Enjoy your break!

Christina said...

now this is just beautiful! you have me smiling... no beaming with joy for you. : )
congrats!!

linda @ CraftaholicsAnonymous said...

Wow, SueAnn!! That's amazing! What a statement piece! You should be so proud of yourself :) Way to go!
Linda

Tabor said...

What a marvelous project. I will bet you are so proud.

Suzan Buckner said...

OMG!! That is beautiful!!I would never have the guts to work that big, but you did, and mastered it!!! What an accomplishment, you must be so proud...

Have fun making babies!!Hugs! Suzan

Sharon's Cottage Quilts said...

Oh my gosh SueAnn it's MAGNIFICENT! Oh golly I'm in love with it. And I love the piece in the middle. What perfection!! Wow!! That's all I can say, perfection! Well done SueAnn. Just Gorgeous! It's looks like jewels to me! I love it! Hugs~Sharon

Sharon's Cottage Quilts said...

P.S. And YOU are beautiful too!
Blessings~Sharon

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Oh my Sue Ann is fabulous. I think I had a hard time visualizing how BIG it was. It's just gorgeous!
What a statement it makes on that wall.
xxx
Carole

Denise said...

WOW! That is just stunning! It was so much fun following along and seeing step by step how you created this beautiful piece. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent with all of us!
Denise

Urban Farmgirl said...

HOLY COW!!! Sorry...that just popped out. That is truly amazing...and so beautiful! You are one super talented lady, I am in awe!

~mary~

Fragrant Liar said...

How absolutely thrilling to see your stuff up on the wall like that for everybody to see and admire. Congrats on how fabulous it all looks.

Indrani said...

Only now I am getting the complete idea of your project. Immense hard work and dedication gone in to this.
Congratulations on such an excellent result!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful canvas. You have got it in the right place and it is worth th w effort.

Hilary said...

Wow.. so much bigger than I'd realized and every bit as beautiful. Nicely done.. you have much reason to be proud.

Flea Market Trixie said...

Love it on that big wall, great job!

VioletSky said...

Oh SueAnn, they look fabulous! You have every right to be so proud!

Magaly Guerrero said...

Oh my dear Gods! I love the colors and what your canvases bring to the room. It looks like a dream SueAnn! Thanks a million for sharing it with us!

Many hugs!

Kell Belle Studio said...

Hello Ms. SueAnn,

I'm late to the party but had to see your magnificent sculpture! Congratulations on a job well done. The piece is truly amazing. I wish you every success with getting the new project you hope for.

((((applause))))
Lots of hugs, Kell Belle

imbeingheldhostage said...

OMGosh that is so incredible!! Wow. Having seen it in pieces and loving it then, I shouldn't have been so bowled over by the finished product, but it is really fabulous!
Job well done SueAnn, you should be very proud.