Well, technically, it isn’t exactly a photo exhibit in the traditional manner. The Botanica Obscura show is moving to a cancer center…
Really, the hallway leading into the Oncology department at the United General Hospital in Sedro-Wooley. Here’s the deal: the artwork is hung for eight weeks, and if a piece sells, the department gets 20% which is set aside for the purchase of a permanent collection for the department.
I wasn’t sure if these images were exactly appropriate, but when I answered the Call For Artists notice and sent my portfolio, they liked the collection very much. And, it’s personal. My father died of lymphoma in the early 90s and the oncology ward wasn’t the kind of place that filled me with warm memories. So, if these images can cheer someone up the least little bit, then that’s a big win.
And, this is a first for me: I have two people that are going to buy prints as they want to support the Oncology center’s project—two sales before the show is even hung! This upcoming show, like the current show, comprises the Botanica Obscura images, mounted on 16″ square Plywerk Bamboo Panels, which you can read about here.