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North Water Street Gallery, Kent, Ohio

"This work was named 11  months before I ever had an idea of what I would do, simply because the gallery needed a title for its calendar.  I must admit I had a few 'What am I thinking... the LOVE SHOW... am I nuts?' moments.

It was after naming the show that I began to experience one of the worst creative blocks I've had in a long time, and I spent the next few months trying to convince myself that I would wake up with an idea tomorrow...

While flipping through a local magazine, I came across a small ad for Helping Hands, a one-woman non-profit which helps anyone in need, and suddenly, thankfully, I knew what to do."

The Love Show was conceived and realized in 3 weeks.  Using 1100+ wire coat hangers, un-countable yards of tulle and monofilament thread,  2 giant rolls of black duct tape, 100 yards of trim, and a whole lotta coffee and chocolate-covered-cherries, the gallery was transformed into a fantasy garden of 100 10-petalled flowers, complete with a pond and fountain.

100% of sales went to Helping Hands of Summit County, Ohio

The Love Show by Teresa Bosko

Artist Teresa Bosko in the gallery installing The Love Show. Copyright 2006 Teresa Bosko. All Rights Reserved. Mixed-media installation. Benefit for Helping Hands of Summit County, Ohio: February 4-25, 2006, North Water Street Gallery, Kent, Ohio.