HIKING FOREST TRAILS AND SNAIL PACED WALKS
Currently producing large scale work for my new series, "The Denizens of the Forest". During my snail paced hikes, I have collected images of field mushrooms, emerald green moss that blankets the forest floor, water lines and tree trunks that have been struck by lightning.
SNOWSHOEING ON SEYMOUR MOUNTAIN
Drawing inspiration from snowshoeing on Seymour Mountain this past winter, I am currently producing large scale pieces that experiment with various hues of sky blue.
"Blue, the colour of the sea and sky, evokes distance, longing, infinity. This colour has a strange and almost unutterable effect upon the eye. It is, in itself, an energy..." There is something contradictory in its aspect, both stimulating and calming. Just as we perceive the depths of the sky and distant mountains as blue, a blue surface appears to recede from the eye. Just as we wish to pursue a pleasant object that moves away from us, we enjoy gazing upon blue - not because it forces itself upon us, but because it draws us after it."
Goethe, Theory of Colour
NEW STUDIO HOURS: ALL ARE WELCOME
Beginning January 1st, 2018 my studio hours will be as follows:
Monday 10 - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 2 - 7 pm
Wednesday 10 - 5 pm
Friday 10 - 5 pm
Saturday and Sunday (please call for an appointment at (604) 812 6509.
***Come by for a cup of tea and check out my current work in progress.***
2017 EASTSIDE CULTURE CRAWL
Thank you so much to everyone who came to visit me at the 21st Annual Eastside Culture Crawl! I appreciate all your support and enthusiasm! The Culture Crawl has left me with feelings of excitement to begin new work and extreme gratitude towards family, friends and passionate work.
COMMISSION FOR A TORONTO HOME
Currently working on a 48" x 60" commission for a beautiful Toronto home. The piece will explore the various tones in "Blue". I am very grateful to Emma and family for this wonderful opportunity!
KAYAKING TRIP TO DESOLATION SOUND
This past summer I spent time kayaking the Okeover Inlet facing Desolation Sound, on the East side of the Malaspina Peninsula. My new piece entitled, "Moonlight Sonata". Mixed media. 42" x 108" is inspired by the solitude of the moonlit night sky during this spectacular trip. A big Thank you to Adam, Lori and kids from Powell River Sea Kayak for their wonderful hospitality. For more information on Sea Kayaking Adventures in Desolation Sound, check out bckayak.com.
SKINS AND SKELETONS 3D TEXTILE CONSTRUCTIONS WORKSHOP BY MO KELMAN
In September I had the wonderful opportunity to participate in the workshop, "Skins and Skeletons: 3D Textile Constructions". Taught by internationally established artist and teacher, Mo Kelman, we experimented with rigid and semi-rigid materials such as reed, rattan, bamboo, wood and wire and learned various techniques for building skeletal structures. We experimented with animal gut, rice papers, elastic fabrics, wax and stiffener that served as the skins for our structures. A fascinating workshop for anyone interested in textile, sculpture and 3 dimensional design. This workshop was part of the Fall Textile Symposium through the Maiwa School of Textiles on Granville Island.