Monday, September 5, 2011

"Plough down sillion Shine"




Sculpture
18"l x 8"w x 9"h
found objects, resin, copper, horsehair

Title from 'The Windhover' by Gerard Manly Hopkins
Thanks to Judy Taylor for bringing this poem to my attention - after the sculpture was done!

FARMERS FEED CITIES

Monoculture vs. Diversity

Installation
2' x 5' x 10"
found objects


For the Art of the Harvest show; I got thinking about cropping techniques.

Gingerbread Totem

Outdoor found object sculpture, ~ 8' x 4', was installed at Arbor Gallery/Centre for Contemporary Art in Vankleek Hill, Ontario, Aug. 2011 to October 2012. Vankleek Hill proclaims that it is the 'Gingerbread Capital of Ontario' - referring to the fancy wooden trim on many of its houses - so it seemed appropriate to pay homage somehow.


Monday, May 16, 2011

Illustration




It is my pleasure to be creating a series of ink illustrations for some short stories by Hannah Ridolfi of Howick, QC. Her tales cleverly weave natural history with imagination to create a whimsical, lavishly detailed description of the goings-on in her garden. Here is the drawing for 'The Winter Robins'.


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Mother, Seeker, Shining, Dark

'Mother, Seeker, Shining, Dark (Self-portrait)
4.5" x 6.5"
Brass, artist's hair, resin, acrylic, copper
I thought I would do a self-portrait for a contest. Self-portraits are difficult, and bizarre... is there anything that would seem more self-absorbed than an artist creating a self-portrait? Anyway, here is my attempt: a different approach to your standard 'here is my face' take.

And here is what I wrote about it:

"This sculpture consists of a vessel, like a psyche, with a vector and a shining edge. It is lined with the artist's braided hair. The amulet-like contents, each representing a force or a personal state, nestle within, except Seeker, who is always reaching. Mother is central, nurturing and rock-like. Shining is joy and energy, Dark is shapeless and still. These are all totemish creatures. The artist has them cupped and cosy."

Here is the competition: http://www.artistswanted.org/




Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Attempt to Quantify

Carved and punched pine, enamel paint
SOLD

Tess Face


This is a print pulled from my horse's head. After teaching her that a large piece of paper covering her face was not to be feared, I applied non-toxic ink to her brow, nose and muzzle using a brayer, and then laid the paper and rubbed by hand. Every wrinkle, velvety texture, and whisker was captured in this testament to equine trust.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Mysterious Gate


17" h

Marble, wood, resin, variegated leaf, porcelain

Dressing



12.5" h


resin, wood, copper wire, acrylic, marble, beads, abalone

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

'Woodland Frieze'




Complex, yet basic, women - recumbent amid curling vegetation - hang out symbiotically with plants for a while, and reflect.

Copper, 10" x 4"
 
SOLD

 

Monday, February 7, 2011

In The Woods



Painting complete, paintbrush not included.

"In The Woods"
23kt gold leaf and acrylic on panel, 11" x 14"
So difficult to photograph, the gold confuses the camera. Colours are close, but better 'in the flesh'.
"Autumn ecstasy: she draws the sun-given life from the fallen leaves into herself; enigmatic forces curl into themselves for winter's sleep, and a small voyeur looks on, all under a metal sky".

SOLD appropriately to one of the most beautiful and real women I know.