It’s because of social media that my next art installation is taking flight. It came from the positive, encouraging comments and “Likes” posted to Facebook and Instagram on a series of daily photographs taken over a year with my then-new iPhone 6.
What started as a morning ritual exercise, walking my three dogs with phone in tow, became the impetus for “On My Morning Walk,” a series of photographs that will be part of this year’s Eureka Springs May Festival Of The Arts.
The photographs, all taken within a 1-mile rural stretch of road are Instagram moments of nature’s microcosm that collectively make up the whole of this area we call the Ozarks.
I have chosen 40 of the most “Liked” photos to print and frame for an exhibit at Brews during May, with an opening reception Friday, May 6, from 5 to 8 p.m. – 2 Pine St. across from the E.S. post office.
A majority of the images will be projected on the back wall of the bandshell in Basin Park on Thursday, Friday and Saturdays during May, starting at dusk.
Two hundred small, retro viewfinders, each containing a different Morning Walk photograph, will be installed in the center of Basin Park.
Opening reception for the Basin Park inter-active installation will be Saturday, May 7, following the Artrageous Parade and Drumming In The Park.
All are invited.