In 2005 to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary my art show ABOUT TIME at Gallery 10 was all about our family. And, Jim worked with me to create it. People were not surprised. Albums and personal content have been a presence in my art work since the 1970s. Including the Christmas Tree was a natural - a perfect fit - an album - a living art work. Family art. The Christmas Tree is a special anonymous art work that families make together and treasure.
|Christmas Tree Album, 2005, ABOUT TIME|
Another part of the show was a collage album - made as an abacus.
|About Time, Abacus Album, collage construction created by Jim and Ellouise Schoettler|
Jim made the abacus and I constructed the digital photo cubes and collaged them.
Jim and his crew, Jimmy, Karen and Monica installed the abacus .
The photos spanned our fifty years together and included kids, grandkids, family, friends, art pieces and special events - with collage elements to embellish and transform.