October 7th, 2015
In September I shared the finished piece I created for an exhibition to celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Paper Place in Toronto. They invited ten artists to participate and provided everyone with the same Chiyogami patterned paper to incorporate however they chose into their work.
They started debuting the ten pieces on The Paper Place instagram account this week. The first one they shared by Judith Pudden is dramatically different from mine. I am very interested to see more of these pieces, because it will be a broad range of beautiful work.
September 30th, 2015
For the month of October I have work on display in the window of AMP Studio at Keefer and Hawks in Strathcona. My friend Val Arntzen hosts a different artist in her studio window each month, and has been doing this since the beginning of the year. Val calls the series of exhibitions, Window Dressing.
I brought a mix of framed pieces for the walls and a few small sculptures I haven’t shown in awhile.
I framed the concentric circle piece combining paper cut with drawing specifically to show in the window. I made it months ago and forgot about it, so I thought it was time it had other eyes on it.
My work will be up until the end of October but I’d suggest dropping by this weekend because Val is participating in First Saturday and will have her studio open to the public.
September 29th, 2015
My collaboration with Ben Z Cooper and Hfour made its debut at IDS West over the weekend. These are photos of the piece provided to me by Ben.
This is how the piece looks with the screen turned off.
The work is made up of two intricate hand cut pieces of paper sandwiched between two layers of glass which overlay a digital screen playing an animation on a three minute loop. I wish I had a video to share of the piece to give a clearer idea of the interaction of the video and paper cut. It cycles through colour changes and has glittery play of light similar to reflections on water. It’s lovely and mesmerizing to watch.
I think the work was well received at IDS West and may be exhibited next at the Eastside Culture Crawl in November.