February 2010

25 Feb

Little Stories: Transforming the Book

For the month of March my altered books will be hanging on the walls of local starup tech company Bootup Labs, located in the newly renovated Flack Block on the edge of Gastown. I kind of miss having them around our apartment but it’s nice not to have them covering every single surface and hanging […]

24 Feb

Altered Book: In The Shade of the Cherry Blossoms

I bought the four little old men made of clay on an impulse back in the fall. I was killing time in one of those everything-and-the-kitchen-sink Asian shops one rainy day, and decided to look for tea cups to use in an altered book. I found the tea cups and decided little clay men would […]

23 Feb

Swirling Twirling Veils of Fabric

I’ve fallen a bit off track with my portrait series the last few weeks because I’ve been very focused on other things. It’s also been tricky scheduling people during the Olympic craziness. This portrait features Andrea and was taken towards the end of January. I bought three large pieces of transparent fabrics from Dressew in […]

16 Feb

Calling All Editors: Artist Statement Feedback Wanted

Since I’m on a mission to try new things with my art, I thought I’d put out a public call for feedback on the artist statement I’ve been working on for my altered books. Normally when I do this sort of thing I send it to friends for review and editing, but since this is […]

15 Feb

The Valentine’s Portraits

For Valentine’s Day I invited some of my friends over to pose for a Valentine-themed photo shoot. The idea was inspired by the work of Katie Sokoler and her “kiss in your pocket” flip book. I cut hearts from red and pink paper to create a background, and picked up sparkly hearts and red tulips […]

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