It is always so helpful to get a good shove in the right direction. I am grateful to have received one in the form of a Creation Grant from ArtsNB. Though I am always a little shy with projects at this stage (before I can point to an object and say “Look there! That is what I mean!”), I would nonetheless like to share my proposal with you. It will give you an idea of where I am coming from […]
The other week at an opening there were a number of you who said “I can feel the conflict between industry and nature in your work.” This, in its way, made me sad, for in making the work I felt a harmonious combining of the two. But the artist makes only one half of the work. The rest is all you, and I am so privileged to learn your side. It lets me know who you are, the other, and […]
Categories: Digital, Drawing, Learning Toys, Silk Painting, Technology, Textile Design, Thoughts, Trees • Tags: art, communication, conversation, leaf, meditation, photoshop, print, questions, silk painting, tree ring
A sketch is such an immaculate conception. Before colour: form. A curving mass of lines. Possibility. Perfection. The curse of being an idea-generating machine is that no creation will ever be as perfect as its conception I know that once I take the mathematical entity off the page it starts to flaw, to differentiate. Even now, it is a pure white ruse. It is the idea of a thing. The debate – will you breathe life into that symbol and […]
Check it out, my stones have arrived: Rock On – Spirit Cloth She has gathered 168 stones since she put out the call on May 11th. How cool is that? And how beautiful that so many people who will never spend time together are spending time doing exactly the same thing. That is a different sort of togetherness than physical presence. I guess I never really realized how many makers there are in the world.
I, like every other, think about time all of the time. I worry the premise until it is soft like a river stone. But I have been thinking lately that maybe this is the wrong approach. It seems the more you fuss about it the faster it passes (or alternately slow, when you are fussing about it at work). My goal being of course the extension of time, I think it is best to ignore it entirely. Even when you […]