August 11th, 2014 | 2 Comments »

The ideas explored in the sketchbook work I shared last week quickly made it’s way into finished pieces. I’m still working at a small size on these (5″ x 5″) because I find the drawing intense even though I’m marking making with simple circles. It’s the tight repetition that is the killer on my hands.

Microcosm

Microcosm

A friend remarked on Instagram that the series feels like looking through a microscope. This is exactly what I was thinking about these drawing/paper cutting compositions, and it will probably inspire a related title for this series.

Microcosm

Microcosm

I have completed two more pieces for this series, and will share more later this week.

Posted in Experimentation, Paper
August 8th, 2014 | No Comments »

Boris and I decided to spend an extra long weekend on Bowen Island earlier this week. It was lovely to spend a longer stretch of time there, and just relax. I walked in the forest every day, mostly in the morning and evening when the weather was cooler and the trails were empty of people.

Kilarney Lake

Kilarney Lake

Water Plants on Kilarney Lake

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Tree with elephant trunk

The extra days away were just the thing to recharge Boris and I. We were badly in need of a vacation.

August 5th, 2014 | No Comments »

A preview of two experiments in my sketchbook combing paper cutting and drawing that recently led to finished pieces (not pictured here).

Untitled

Untitled

These are small, about 4 or 5 inches square, and I used those metallic gel pens I so love to draw with. The tiny circles are just the thing I often doodle obsessively, and once filled a page with them using pencil.

I’ve decided to include a series of small pieces like these in my upcoming fall show.