November 30th, 2012 | 2 Comments »

I’m thrilled to be able to publicly share the corporate art commission I created for Vancity Credit Union over the summer. It is on permanent display in the Community Stage room in their South Burnaby branch at 5064 Kingsway.

The piece is called, Interconnection: Altering the Landscape, and is created from repurposed topographic maps of Burnaby and surrounding areas.

Photo credit: Brady Dahmer

Vancity Credi Union Art commissions-3

My work is one of four pieces of art commissioned by Vancity for this newly renovated bank branch. It hangs together with work by Robi Smith (left), and Christina Norberg (center).

The fourth commissioned piece (and largest) is located in the reception area of the branch, and catches the eye as soon as you walk in. It is a beautiful installation of upcycled plates by Jasna Sokolovic and Noel O’Connell of Dear Human.

Vancity Credi Union Art commissions-2
Vancity Credi Union Art commissions

If you’re interested in checking out the work in person, the artists are planning a reception for January 12th, 2013. Stay tuned for more details.

November 27th, 2012 | Comments Off on Infinite Possibilities: Math, Science, Book Arts at 23 Sandy Gallery

I am very pleased to be a part of this show, opening Thursday November 29th at 23 Sandy Gallery in Portland. The theme of math and science is explored through the lens of book arts, with the idea that art, math, and science are not as disparate as we are often led to believe.

From the 23 Sandy web site:

Infinite Possibilities shows us how math and science can be used as a source of artistic inspiration to book artists who are thinking creatively about such topics. Taking a wide range of approaches—from serious to humorous—participating artists explore mechanical and theoretical concepts extracted from a diverse range of scientific fields: from mathematics to medicine, space, architecture, engineering, physics, genetics, botany, biology, and more.

The piece I created for the show is titled, The Universe is Intricate. Read more about it here.

The Universe is Intricate - Inside

The show runs until December 29th, 2012, so there is plenty of time to see it. And for those who can’t make it in person, there is a catalogue of the work available to browse through online.

Infinite Possibilities: Math, Science, Book Arts
23 Sandy Gallery
Date: November 29th to December 29th
Location: 623 NE 23rd Avenue, Portland, OR

November 26th, 2012 | Comments Off on Paper Cut Work: New Work Available for Purchase

It was only after the Eastside Culture Crawl ended that I realized I hadn’t as yet properly documented some of my recent work. So while I was busy documenting the display I’d put together, I also spent some time photographing individual pieces. It’s so handy to be a photographer with lights, on top of everything else that I do.

These are five in a series of seven white paper cut designs I created through freehand paper cutting techniques. I do not draw anything beforehand. I have a spontaneous and iterative process using a repeating crescent shape to create slightly different overall forms for each piece. I have yet to give the series a name, but they bring to mind things like wind, waves, and even microscopic life forms.

White Paper Cut Series

Framed: 13″ x 16″ | $350

White Paper Cut Series

Framed: 13″ x 16″ | $350

White Paper Cut Series

Framed: 13″ x 16″ | $350

White Paper Cut Series

Framed: 13″ x 16″ | $350

White Paper Cut Series

Framed: 13″ x 16″ | $350

The work below are larger pieces than the white series and there are only two at the moment. I call these three-dimensional paper cutting because I cut and fold the shape upwards rather than removing it. Both are unframed on 19″ x 25″ Strathmore paper.

Paper Cut Work (SOLD)
Paper Cut Work - detail (SOLD)

Unframed: 19″ x 25″ | SOLD

Paper Cut Work
Paper Cut Work - detail

Unframed: 19″ x 25″ | $300

This new work was a big hit on Culture Crawl weekend, with many people wondering at my laser-like precision knife skills.

All work is available for sale, and enquiries by email are welcome.

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