Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Festival installations and the end of summer

This month culminated in a four-day festival in the Midlands of England.  My friends at Space to Breathe commissioned me to make an installation for a reflective prayer tent located at the edge of the festival grounds. As you can imagine, camping in the UK for the last weekend of August was not the best for weather, but there's something about running for shelter from torrential downpour with hundreds of others that really brings people together. 

This installation is called "Even the Heavens Will Speak". 
 It's about disorientation, making sense of our surroundings, handiwork, and promise. 

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Wing of Hope is here

I have a solo show in October! I Am Here Too will be displayed at The Annex, downtown Vancouver. When I return home from the UK I will have two weeks to prepare the work and then it's installed and out of my hands. Here's a small preview. 

Friday, August 17, 2018

Final Goodbye

The final act of art (rebellion?) before handing in my keys for my studio.
 In my heart of hearts I will always love this place. 

The heavens declare her handiwork...

Thirty-five stars later and I'm finished! What a marathon. 
Now to cross the pond to install these things. 

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Awkward Stars

In less than a week I'm flying to the UK to install my artwork at the Greenbelt Festival. My *new* studio looks like a sweatshop right now. Sewing machine, scraps of fabric everywhere, things pinned to the wall. It feels good to be in full production mode. These stars were inspired by collages I made a few years ago. 

Some of the fabric was found on the streets in my neighbourhood (thoroughly washed of course) and others I found at a church bazaar. I love deconstructing familiar folk quilt shapes. 

Install pictures to come soon!