June 27th, 2013 | Comments Off

As mentioned in my previous post, I have two more works to share from the Wind & Water series. Here they are in all their crazy paper cut glory.

I built the series around the repeating pattern of a slender crescent shape, combining them into larger swirls, which in turn create an overall form. Each work is cut from a single sheet of white paper and mounted within a wood cradle panel.

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Wind & Water series (3 of 4) 12″ x 12″

Wind & Water (series) - detail

Wind & Water (series) - detail

I will continue to work on this series because I want to further explore layering the cut paper.

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Wind & Water series (3 of 4) 12″ x 12″

Wind & Water (series) - detail

Wind & Water (series) - detail

This work and more can be seen in my upcoming solo show, Currents of Nature. It opens this weekend at Ranger Station Art Gallery in Harrison Hot Springs as part of the 35th Annual Harrison Festival of the Arts.

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June 25th, 2013 | Comments Off

I’ve been holding back on sharing a collection of recent paper cut work because until yesterday, I just hadn’t gotten around to photographing it all properly. I find it tricky to photograph the paper cut work, to capture the layers and textures, and make it readable to the viewers eye.

The two pieces included in this post are part of a series of four. I’ve decided to title them Wind & Water because their patterns remind me of both the ripples and eddies of water, and the billows of smoke and clouds.

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Wind & Water series (1 of 4) 12″ x 12″

Wind & Water-2

Wind & Water

Each piece is cut from a single sheet of white paper and mounted within a wood cradle panel. I’ve shared the work below in a previous post but wanted to place it in the context of the rest of the series.

Wind & Water-4
Wind & Water series (2 of 4) 12″ x 12″

Wind & Water-5

Wind & Water-6

I’ll share the other two from the series in a separate post. This work will be on display in my upcoming exhibition, Currents of Nature, opening this weekend at the Ranger Station Gallery in Harrison Hot Springs.

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June 20th, 2013 | Comments Off

Hello Pretty is a handmade marketplace for South African designers and artisans filled with amazing stuff I wish I could buy. The site is the brainchild of Scott Hadfield and Sam Marx, who recognized a need for an Etsy-style web site catering specifically to the South African market.

The site has grown by leaps and bounds in a short amount of time, and they’ve been getting terrific exposure from local press. The latest is this short interview with Sam (click image for a larger view).

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The pretty in pink photo featured in the article is a portrait I took of Sam a few years ago when she was in Vancouver for a visit. You can view the original version on Flickr.

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