March 30th, 2006 | 1 Comment »

The Divine Feminine A great way to build up an artistic resume and get a sense of what’s involved in showing your work, is to enter group shows. I’ve done this quite a bit in the past, and have only recently gotten back into the habit of keeping an eye out for artist calls or juried shows to submit my work to.

I was thrilled when I heard about the upcoming “Divine Feminine” artshow at Radha Yoga and Eatery because I felt it was a theme very suited to my work. I’ve always had an interest in the goddess (as is evidenced by my choice of flickr name goddess_spiral) that evolved from a love of mythology as a kid, and developed further through personal study of female divinities from around the world.

Upon deciding to submit to the show, I selected two of my more recent digital images and reproduced them as metal prints using image transfer paper and a heat press. It’s the same process I used to create the work for my show last year at Wicked Cafe, and I will describe it further another time. I’ll be curious to check out how each artist chose to interpret the theme, and to see how well my own work will fit with everything else.

Radha yoga & eaterygoddess with lotus
Taken at Radha Yoga & Eatery, in June 2005.

The Divine Feminine exhibition
Radha Yoga & Eatery – 728 Main St.
March 31 – April 30
11:30 – 4:00 PM Monday to Friday
Featuring the art, photography, printmaking and fabric art of 31 artists! Curated by Eva Waldauf.

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March 28th, 2006 | Comments Off

Morning Lion

I know. I know. It’s well past time for me to write something on this photo blog. I’ve always intended it to be more than just a place to showcase my photos outside of Flickr. Writing something good and informative will take more time than I seem be able to spend on an entry here these days…

This is one of the stone lions at the Vancouver Art Gallery, and the photo was taken with a Holga CF 120.

March 27th, 2006 | Comments Off

Learning to use my wings

Are you searching for your soul?
Then come out of your prison.
Leave the stream and join the river
that flows into the ocean.
Absorbed in this world
you’ve made it your burden.
Rise above this world
There is another vision…

~ Rumi