Saturday, February 25, 2017

Cherry Blossom redux

Yet another piece for the annual Cherry Blossom Festival, a Textile Translation to be at the Silk Purse Gallery in West Vancouver from March 21 to April 9, 2017.

Thickened dye and paint on thermofax from a photo of mine, pieced improvisationally.

Detail

More in the Quest theme

The theme of Quest recurs in my life, and in my art....

Here are two entered in the up coming show (in)finite: exploring the finite limitations of humanity and the ineffable, infinite nature of the Divine.
the Divine.
May 25 to June 4, 2017
Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver, BC (in)finite

Stitching is meditation for me.... something like paddling is meditation.

Here is a handstitched vision of canoes on the river,
My Fraying River

Yes, the edges of the fabric are not finished. The current carries me on, following my sense of urgency.




























And a detail of the stitching.
 


And the Red Paddle, and especially meditative piece for me. 


India ink on cotton, hand stitched with a variety of threads.














Detail



Monday, January 16, 2017

Mondrian Paddlers







Some simple playing around with the Prisma app on my phone gave a photo from a friend a new interpretation... here's the Mondrian version of the photo. The app makes the original photo into a take-off in the style of P Mondrian. see http://www.piet-mondrian.org/composition-c.jsp for an example.



the original photo, by Betty McLeod. December 1, 2016


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Leaves and Water

Some new work, using dyes and dye paste

for a FibreArt Network show, opening in January at Van Dusen Gardens


Details of the quilting. Silk overleaf on cotton background. Wool batting in this one. On 12" x 24" canvas frame.













Friday, November 25, 2016

Stolen Quilts

Karen and I hung our quilts at the Unitarian Church of Vancouver on Monday, October 17. When we arrived there on Sunday for our opening reception, we discovered that many of the quilts had been stolen. Five of hers and four of mine. They liked pretty landscapes, it appears, as some of mine in the same room were not taken.

I do mourn the loss of these quilts:

Alouette Stump, winner of an award at LaConner Quilt Festival in 2015.
detail:




And Canoes en haut:





and Two Paddles


and Three Canoes

I am disappointed mostly that my work is not available for others to see.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

A little one

3 Paddles

A little one this time. 8" x 20"

again oil stick rubbing from stencils, to a batik and solid color background.


Yes, this is part of my art show opening next week at the Unitarian Church of Vancouver, 49th and Oak St. Artists Reception is Sunday, Oct 23, 3 -5 pm.

Friday, October 7, 2016

More paddles

Two Paddles
More play with improvisational piecing, plus oil stick stencilling.

Of course, more paddles. That's how I get to my happy place.