Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Lydia's UF Graduation and Lyd's Pizza Shop

Lydia Knowles
2017 UF Graduate


OH! Before we go...

I already posted photos from her most recent art show, but none of those were of her ceramics, which was her major. And I never did do a blog post on her ceramics exhibit from her UF Senior art show in April. So, I present to your Lyd's Pizza Shop. And all of the pizza is, you guessed it (or did you?), CERAMICS! 

Looking back to 2015:

Off to College She Goes 

From earlier in the weekend:

Silver Springs State Park Lydia's Art Show

Lydia's Art Show: Playing Warehouse

My daughter Lydia graduated on Saturday from the University of Florida with a degree in Fine Arts - majoring in Ceramics and minoring in Art. This Art as Narrative show was her last one in college, at least as an undergraduate! But her school days aren't over, because she's starting high school this week - as a Ceramics teacher!

Here are some of the highlights from the show.

Promotional poster for the art show
features Lydia's largest digital print

Her artist statement - and my part of the story
is that she showed up at the house unannounced,
told me to put my pajamas on,
go with her to the Sam's Club where I shop every week,
and pretend that I lived there.
And I did!
The things we do for our children!

This was our first scene.
I brought my CPAP mask for authenticity.
Whenever anyone gawked,
I explained: "It's an ART project!!!!"

We gathered the clothes and detergent
from different areas of the store
for our laundry scene.

Yes, that is a watermelon.
No, I didn't actually ride the bike with it.
I loved the color of the bike.

We brought our own cereal. I promise.

This was my favorite scene to shoot,
and the last one we did.
Back at the show...

Lydia also produced a puppet show with a feminist theme that I appreciated. She designed everything.

This is part of her adoring audience. Brothers and sisters rock.

That's it for the art show!

Another post from earlier in the day: Silver Springs State Park

Other pictures of the photo exhibit when it was on display at the UF campus: Playing Warehouse.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Silver Springs State Park

My daughter Lydia graduated from the University of Florida on Saturday, August 5.  Since she also had two exhibits featured in a student art show the evening before, we decided to drive up to the area on Friday, visit Silver Springs State Park near Ocala, attend Lydia's art exhibit, and then stay over night.

My daughter Naomi drove all the way

Glass bottom boats at the dock

Me on the glass bottom boat

A sunken boat from the
early exploration era

Springs deep below the surface -
one of them releases 550 millon gallons per day!

Baby alligator

Turtles on a log


Daddy having fun

Statue of Chief Osceola

And the flowers!

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