March 2010

26 Mar

Grunt Gallery: Signs of Change by Nicole Dextras

My friend Nicole Dextras is an amazing multidisciplinary artist with a focus on photography and ephemeral art. She has a solo show opening at Grunt Gallery next week. From the press release: Signs of Change brings Dextras’ body of work in ice typography together through photographic prints and off-site installations. The photographs will depict ice […]

23 Mar

Altered Book: The Littlest Birds

A few months ago my friend Siobhan gave me eleven blank books to work with and turn into altered books. I’ve been pondering what to do with them and finally decided to take the plunge and actually explore ideas instead of just thinking about them. Each book is about an inch and a half thick […]

22 Mar

Twitter/Art + Social Media

I don’t think I’ve mentioned on my blog as yet that I am in the midst of a grand experiment. At the beginning of January I quit my job with the intention of concentrating full time on my art. Many weeks later I am now going into my seventh week of doing so. It’s been […]

20 Mar

Commune with Outlandish Glory

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): “Nature seems to exult in abounding radicality, extremism, anarchy,” wrote Annie Dillard in *Pilgrim at Tinker Creek.* “If we were to judge nature by its common sense or likelihood, we wouldn’t believe the world existed. In nature, improbabilities are the one stock in trade. The whole creation is one lunatic fringe […]

15 Mar

Altered Book: Buttons Fasten and Threads Tie

I love buttons and have a small collection I’ve been holding onto for a long time. Some of these are ones purchased in Toronto years ago, while others come from Dressew and Button Button. A small number were scavenged from my mom’s giant tin of buttons, and a collection of sewing fixings given to me […]

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