August 30th, 2011 | Comments Off

For the month of September I am one of the featured artists at Bird on a Wire Creations. On Thursday September 1st there will be an evening opening at the shop to kick things off – with music, food, and the artists in attendance. I invite you to attend and visit this lovely little Main Street shop full of wonderful handmade things.

This is the launch of a Private View series of events scheduled to run on the first Thursday of every month at Bird on a Wire. These informal evenings will feature live music and showcase works by select visual artists. You are welcome to drop by, or stay for the whole evening. Everyone is welcome, and wine and snacks will be provided. This is a great opportunity to view and purchase affordable art, and meet local artists.

Also featured in September is the work of printer and illustrator, Lori Dean-Dyment. Musical entertainment on opening evening will be provided by singer / song writer, Jody Doidge.

Date: Thursday September 1, 2011
Time: 7 pm to 9:30 pm
Location: 2535 Main Street, between Broadway and 10th
Phone: 604 874 7415

There is a facebook event page available if you would like to RSVP» (but also not necessary).

I look forward to seeing you there.

August 24th, 2011 | Comments Off

On the weekend I met up with origami artist, Joseph Wu, to hang out and learn how to fold paper into pleats. Joseph had offered to share his vast knowledge of paper folding techniques when he saw my latest altered book experiments on Instagram.

Pleated folded paper

It took me forever to fold the first sheet of paper, and I’ve gotten faster over the last few I’ve done. Folding pleats is both simple and harder than it looks, and you can’t be afraid to push the paper the way you want it to go.

Pleated folded paper - detail

Pleated folded paper - detail

Pleated folded paper

I’m not yet sure what I’m going to do with this new technique, but there are interesting installation ideas developing.

August 23rd, 2011 | Comments Off

Experiments with new directions in book altering continues, this time with all the pages still attached to the covers. These explorations are part of the planning stages of a commissioned piece for a client, and I wanted to try something different.

Altered Books: Experimenting with irregular folded pages

Normally I follow the same pattern of folding the pages through out a book but with these two the folds are irregular and create a ripple effect through the book. It’s an interesting technique, but it doesn’t entirely work for me. I need to experiment further to figure out how to do this better.

Altered Books: Experimenting with irregular folded pages - detail

Altered Books: Experimenting with irregular folded pages - detail

Altered Books: Experimenting with irregular folded pages - detail

I may end up removing the covers from these books to use in a collage, and then turn these into a wall piece. I like the idea of the shaped pages rippling from one book to the other.

Altered Books: Experimenting with irregular folded pages - detail

Check out the work of Issac Salazar for advanced book page folding.

Posted in Altered Books, art