HISTORY OF THE TRAVELING BRELLA
In 2014, I started a project on Instagram by mailing my beloved photography prop - a rainbow umbrella - to a fellow photographer friend.

Soon after, more and more friends requested the umbrella. 

Five years later the umbrella has become insta-famous!

It has its own hashtag and has visited a multitude of countries and cities such as Malaysia, Australia, London, Rome, Ireland, New York, LA, Philly, Chicago and more!

WHERE TO SEE IT:

You can see more than 750 photos of the traveling umbrella on Instagram by using the hashtag: #shineonyoucrayumbrella or by clicking here.

It has been written about in various blogs, the Huffington PostBuddyTruk and Midwest Living Magazine

There is currently a waiting list for the several identical umbrellas that travel!  


WHY A TRAVELING BRELLA? 

This project is a fun way to physically link virtual friends who all share a love of art and photography.

I might not be able to travel the world but my umbrella can!  

It is fascinating to see how other photographers and artists choose to use the same "prop.”


A SHOW!

In May 2016, "The Umbrella That Traveled The World" had its own exhibition! The art hung at the Galleria of Edina as a part of the Art of Edina program.

My photography was featured as well as over 20 other photographers from around the world.

There were also 4 very large pieces created by local artists specifically for the show.

Artists include: Chank Diesel, Shane Garron, Erin Sayer, Brandon Werth, Jennifer Davis and Drew Beson. To read more about the show, click here.


A SAMPLING OF PHOTOS: