Tada! It's finally there, at Patate & Persil, my tabletop.
What an offbeat way to discover and view visual art! Artists from the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region were invited to paint tabletops for the funky resto. A far cry from a gallery setting, this repurposed art reaches the population at large.
I decided to paint feet. When I told my friends about the idea, most went eeeewwwwwwww!!!! Feet on a restaurant table??? (the underlying message being "are you nuts?"). No one expected overlapping blue lovelies centred around a black hole. The painting process was rather painstaking. Who knew that painting toes, each one an individual, would take so much time? I fell in love with the final image and felt sad when I parted with it.
My work is part of a second wave of new tabletops. Identifying tags with the artists' names have yet to be installed on the latest additions. A vernissage will eventually follow...dates to be determined. I'll update this entry as things evolve.
I invite everyone to come and view the wonderful masterpieces that grace this unusual eatery. Take a picture of yourself at a table and post it on the Facebook website, À table avec les artistes. We, participating artists, love the activity and appreciate your comments.
Enjoy the whole enchilada (yeah I know, bad pun), a full-blown aesthetic experience of art and good food.