NEW SERIES: MEMORIES OF ZAMBIA
Currently working on a new series inspired by my recent trip to Zambia, Africa. One of the pieces, "A Moonlit Sky in Zambia". 48" x 108", explores the lunar moon where it lit up the night sky casting spectacular rainbows over the Victoria Falls.
REMEMBERING JAPAN AND THE IMPORTANCE OF MENTORSHIP
Currently working on three large scale pieces inspired by my stay in Japan from 1998 - 2003. These pieces will be dedicated to the three artists and mentors that have shaped my work today. I am grateful for their teachings.
NEW STUDIO WINTER HOURS: ALL ARE WELCOME
Beginning January 13th, 2020 my studio hours will be as follows:
Monday: 9am - 2pm
Wednesday: 10am - 3pm
Thursday: 1:00am - 7pm
Friday: 10am - 6:30pm
Saturday: 1:00 - 6:30pm
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.***
BLUE: THE MYSTERIOUS COLOUR
"Let the blue sky meet the blue sea and all is blue for a time."
Currently working on three, 24" x 96" pieces that explore the mysterious colour blue. These pieces will be on display at The UKAMA Gallery mid August.
IN SEARCH OF SOLITUDE: QUADRA ISLAND
This past summer, I traveled to Quadra Island. Hiking, kayaking and biking were the agenda for this trip. We stayed at Willow Farm Cottage, a wonderful bed and breakfast located on a 22 acre hobby farm. My favorite places for inspiration from this trip; hiking Chinese Mountain and Surge Narrows. Currently working on large scale pieces inspired by photographs from these spectacular places.
HIKING FOREST TRAILS AND SNAIL PACED WALKS: MOUNT SEYMOUR
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. Hiking Mount Seymour in North Vancouver not only offers wonderful rock formations and patterns but also offers a fantastic view of our lovely city.
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.