January 11th, 2016 | 3 Comments »

I had a wonderful busy weekend hanging out with artists, visiting galleries and studios, seeing art, and talking with artists over good food. It all started with a visit to the Museum of Anthropology to see (In)visible: The Spiritual World of Taiwan Through Contemporary Art.

As soon as we walked in my friends and I were all completely smitten with the Water Fairies Reproduction Project, which is the gorgeous installation pictured here created by Chiu Yu-Wen. It envelops the main hallway of the exhibition space beginning at the entrance of the show. It is made of a gauzy draped fabric and thousands of pieces of cut paper

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Water Fairies Reproduction Project, 2004–2015, Chiu Yu-Wen

We spent a long time looking at this piece from many angles, and enjoying the calm and peaceful atmosphere you experience while walking through it.

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I am inspired by this piece because I aspire to make paper based installations on this scale. It also feels like a rare opportunity to come across work like this in Vancouver, because most exhibitions spaces don’t have the space or mandate to display installations on this scale or type.

(In)visible: The Spiritual World of Taiwan Through Contemporary Art continues at the Museum of Anthropology until April 3, 2016.

January 6th, 2016 | Comments Off on Frost On Things

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It was super cold (for the West Coast) between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, and the amazing thick frost returned. I am fascinated with it because the frost does interesting things depending on the shape and surface of the objects it’s forming upon.

December 30th, 2015 | Comments Off on 2015: A Year End Review in Twelve Photos

It’s the nearing the end of the year so of course it’s time to dig through my photo archive and share twelve images taken within the past year. I’m glad I did this because it reminded me how many things I made in 2015, and it was a lot. For some strange reason I’ve been feeling as if I hadn’t been up to much this year, and the photographic evidence is assuring me that I am wrong.

Work in progress installation
January

Vibrant glow
February

Small drawings on cardstock
March

paper cut and drawing on paper
April

Work in progress paper cuts
May

Flowering red onion
June

Braided rug
July

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August

Paper sculptures from screen prints
September

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October

Frost
November

Work in Progress: paper cut pieces
December

I hope to make 2016 an even more productive and creative year. Huzzah!