in a roundabout way

My work is in a museum! If my dreams come true, it’s the first of more to come (don’t know how or when, but it’s certainly a dream of mine).

on the wall at the de Young

Here’s how it all happened:

I got an email from a stranger in August. She told me of how she had received an artist-in-residence position at the de Young Museum, and she wanted to use a photo of mine as part of her inspiration wall. Would I mind? (Would I mind?!) I promptly gave her permission and my full name for a photo credit.

Today was the reception for her work, and I finally got to meet her in person after exchanging a few friendly emails. What a lovely person and a talented artist! And what an honor to have inspired her.

This is the photo that inspired part of Corinne Okada‘s residency work.

Shots of my photo in use and Corinne’s artist reception can be seen here.

It was a very exciting afternoon.

PS. If you’re in the SF area, you can check it out for yourself. Corinne’s residency is through January 4.