July 2nd, 2013
My solo show, Currents of Nature, opened this past weekend at the Ranger Station Art Gallery in Harrison. Here are photos of the exhibition:
One side of the gallery has altered book work and installations, while the other has recent paper cut sculptures and wall pieces.
Thanks to my friend Siobhan Humston for making the installation process so smooth and easy. All of the work was in position within two hours of my arrival at the gallery, and the show looks terrific.
Currents of Nature will be on display until July 28th as part of the Harrison Festival of the Arts, so please do visit the show.
November 14th, 2012
Last week I taught my first altered book workshop to the under thirteen set, when I was invited as a guest artist at Crofton House School. I worked with two back-to-back groups of grade 7 girls with twenty kids in each class. We began with a presentation of a selection of my altered book work and then I moved on to a demo of techniques.
It was amazing to see all the girls get right down to work on their books with very little hesitation. The photos will give you a sense of the wonderful creative chaos that took place.
I’d only worked with adults in previous classes, so it was an interesting experience to observe how easily these young people tapped into their creativity and how much harder it can be for an adult, especially if they’ve lost touch with their creative side. I could see that the girls didn’t have the hesitation or fears about making a mistake that people tend to develop as they grow older.
Our workshop together was just the beginning of their altered book unit in art class, so much of what is pictured here is a work-in-progress. There was some very interesting work happening in the classroom, and I’m looking forward to seeing the end results in a few weeks.
Thank you to Kerry Harding for the invitation to share my work and knowledge with her grade 7 art classes, and to Crofton House School for hosting me.
August 21st, 2012
Coming up in September I’ll be teaching another altered book workshop at Blim. The session is three hours long and I try to pack in as much information as I can to get people inspired about working with books.
Please view the set of photos on Flickr of work created by students in previous classes.
For further details and to register for the class, please visit the Blim website.
Altered Book Workshop at Blim
Date: Saturday, September 22nd, 2012
Time: 2 to 5pm
Cost: $74.80 ($65 + tax + $2 service charge)
Location: 115 Pender St. E, Vancouver