February 22nd, 2012
The paper cutting has continued, though I’ve slowed down a bit this week to concentrated on making a series of small collages. I owe a debt of gratitude to the Sketchbook Project for inspiring new work in a few different directions. These are my favourite recent designs, all of which were created on 9.75″ x 6.75″ sized paper.
While I’ve been enjoying the process because it feels quite meditative, I’m reaching the point where I want to create a finished piece. But I haven’t quite figured out the form this will take because I still have so many ideas to explore.
February 21st, 2012
I went on a road trip to Seattle last Thursday with two friends who are also artists. The whole thing came about because the previous week I’d mentioned to said friends a show I wanted to see in Seattle, Morgan Brig at Patricia Rovzar Gallery. The next thing I knew we were going on an road trip to see art, including the Gauguin show at the SAM, and any other shows that took our fancy.
It was a fun day with Robi and Val. Besides the galleries we visited there were also stops at two local art supply shops, and one of my favorite book shops in the world, Elliot Bay Book Company. They’ve relocated to Capital Hill since the last time I visited and it seemed like the whole neighbourhood was blocks of interesting shops and restaurants.
Below are photos of some of the things I came across in Seattle that inspired me.
Do Ho Suh’s “Some/One, 2001”, Collection of the Seattle Art Museum
Collection of the Seattle Art Museum
African Masks, Collection of the Seattle Art Museum
Morgan Brig, Patricia Rovzar Gallery
Don Charles, Patricia Rovzar Gallery
Robin & John Gumaelius, Patricia Rovzar Gallery
I love it when a plan spontaneously erupts out of nowhere – especially when it involves art.