07 Feb

Lucky Red Envelopes

I am excited to be part of the Get Lucky group show, organized by District Local, and happening for one day only on February 18th. The participating artists were each given a bunch of red envelopes to create work for the show, and how they were used was left up to us. The envelopes are traditionally given out at special events such as Chinese New Year to symbolise luck.

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I decided to make two paper cut pieces from the material, with my usual intricate designs. I carefully opened up the sealed sides and bottom of the envelope before doing the cutting, and then reassembled it with re-enforcing card stock while leaving a quarter inch of space between the cut surface and the inside. I wanted them to be tiny shadowboxes with shadows cast on the inside. Each one is 3.5″ x 6.5″ and very delicate.

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Come see these in person, along with the work of an impressive list of artists. Read more about Get Lucky on the District Local website.

Date: Sunday, February 18, 2018
Time: 11am – 4pm
Location: Fortune Sound, 147 E Pender Street
(On the Chinese New Year parade route!)

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