Dover Crafting Ambassador Gigi Floyd reached out to us this week to let us know about her latest art show. How wonderful to see what her gorgeous beeswax collages look like hung in an exhibit!
Says Gigi: "This is just a quickie, as I'm fried (but happy!) after the successful launching of my art show last night. Here's a fun pic from my reception, as I can identify at least nine Dover images in the pieces in the background."
"An article about my art appeared in Friday's Eureka Times-Standard. It contains a brief shout-out to Dover!"
Mixed-media artist Gigi Floyd will be showing her artwork during August and September at Los Bagels, 403 Second St. An opening reception will be held during Arts Alive! on Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m., and again on Sept. 7.
This show will feature a hot-off-the-press series of Floyd's melted beeswax collages, which she creates by fusing multiple layers of beeswax and collage elements to canvas. Her use of quirky, vintage-themed imagery lends a sense of nostalgia and whimsy to her work. Floyd is especially excited about this latest series because, as she says, “Through both serendipity and by design, 2013 has brought an absolute avalanche of new imagery my way. People are always wondering where I find my imagery, and my answer is -- EVERYWHERE!”
Floyd says that the hunt for imagery is a big part of the fun. Yard sales, rummage sales, auctions and the lens of her own camera provide many of the building blocks for Floyd's signature pieces. Most of the romantic couples, flappers and floozies come from her “huge collection” of vintage French postcards, while many of the more “classical” characters come courtesy of Dover clip-art.
”But best of all have been the generous friends and community members who have spontaneously offered 'treasures' after seeing my work,” said Floyd.
“Vintage song sheet covers, rhinestone jewelry from the 20s and even a yellowing stack of 1951 Humboldt Standard newspapers that had been stuffed inside an ironing board. It doesn't get much better than that!”
To contact the artist and see more of her work, visit www.gigifloyd.com.