Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Derelict Buildings

Alert Bay, graphite and gesso on parchment paper, 8''x10'', 2014

There are many things that captured my heart when I was visiting Alert Bay. The wild, northwest landscape. The ocean in all its mystery; sometimes as calm as glass and other times violently thrashing. The people; being welcomed into homes and re-aquainting myself with small town life. Eating fresh salmon everyday...

But what made my heart ache (you know when you see something that resonates so deeply with your sense of beauty and loveliness that your heart hurts) was the buildings on stilts. I won't call them abandoned... Maybe it was the romance and intrigue in wondering what the town was like in its glory days.

All I know is that derelict buildings, especially the ones that have "lost" to nature, will always have a place in my heart. 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Eastside Culture Crawl #3!

Swing by my studio to say 'hi' during the Eastside Culture Crawl! In addition to seeing my face, you will also get to purchase authentic J-Hawk lino-cut prints, experience a sweet installation, and meet/see my studio mate's artwork (Maria Gaudin, painter and sculptor). Hope to see you there! 

450 East Hastings- just look for the red door.