Short Film of the work: https://youtu.be/fB1NXDoYRRY “Loss is nothing else but change, and change is nature’s delight.” by Marcus Aurelius Artist Statement I started with questioning how time affects the land. The answers were fast and few: growth, death, and erosion. My second thought related to a desire to make a kinetic sculpture, but how to … Continue reading Erosion in time
Artist Statement It’s been a long journey to my fascination for using found, fragile, and ephemeral materials in my art making process; the reasons transition through various life considerations: financial, identity evolutions, and social consciousness. Each of these qualities forces me to let go of the notions of judgements and allow myself to discover hidden … Continue reading Mark-Making With Ephemeral Materials
My amazing daughter wanted to spend a special day with me for Father's Day, starting with treating me to lunch for the first time. We went for fish & chips at The Old Orchard pub in Pointe-Claire village. She proposed we walk around the area, as it's on the waterfront and has some nice places … Continue reading Ephemeral Rock Art – On Lake St-Louis
The Value of Art can be in the Love of Making “If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing.” Marc Chagall Current pandemic restrictions have highlighted the extent of consumerism experience in modern society and allowed us a moment of pause to consider how we value of our material possessions. … Continue reading My Autobiographical Pattern – All Together, It Could Be A Cozy Sitting Space
The Value of Art can be in the Love of Making Only one sample printing was used for this… the bamboo print from the original pattern concept. It’s added here to tie in to the bedroom bench pattern. The other sides were original pattern choices to play with Pop-art ideas and leave in the innate … Continue reading My Autobiographical Pattern – Minimalist Ottoman Redesign
The Value of Art can be in the Love of Making Originally intended to be worn as a silly head covering (see sketch) for the installation, but was borrowed as a scarf and that is now what it is.
The Value of Art can be in the Love of Making The floor lamp was painted in chalk paint and antiques in finishing wax to match the bedroom-bench. The old shade was discarded and replaced with a minimalist modern shade to accentuate the pop-art feel. The scarf was added as part of the installation, and … Continue reading My Autobiographical Pattern – Shaker-Style Lamp Redesign
The Value of Art can be in the Love of Making The bench is repainted in chalk paint and antiqued with finishing wax… this retains the colonial details on the piece. The seat was reupholstered in a piece of hand-printed, raw canvas.
What follows is the first draft of a proposal that is to be submitted for a final Fibres art project this year... It will surely change, but I wanted to share my thought process on this installation... My Love of Making is a Fluxus Affair Guiding Quotes: “If I create from the heart, nearly everything … Continue reading My Autobiographical Pattern – Moving into an Installation
Over the last few days I've ranted about what this piece might say about me as an artist, a technician, a person, a creative, etc... I still don't think it says something about me... Let me rephrase that; it doesn't say everything about me, and only a little about me right now! I made it … Continue reading My Autobiographical Pattern – Enough About Me, What Does This Say About You?