Saturday, July 15, 2017

Context is Everything

It's Summer!

Make sure to try to stop by the Craft Council on Broadway in Saskatoon and see the Dimensions show.  It runs until July 29th.  I have a piece in it called "Context is Everything".

This time in history is characterized by making split second decisions on everything from people to products. With the swipe of a finger, we can dismiss something as unwanted. The Goat’s Beard weed is beautiful, symmetrical and delicate; we dismiss it as a weed. If we did not know it was a weed, would we think it is beautiful and cherish it? Context is Everything. If we didn’t have so many societal influences would we accept everyone for who they are rather than make decisions influenced by society?

Plants become weeds when they obstruct our plans, or our tidy maps of the world. A weed is “a plant in the wrong place.” Richard Mabey

Technique: Seeds glued to paper
Materials: Goat’s Beard seeds, glue, BFK paper


photo credits - Grant Kernan

The piece is constructed using a Goat's Beard Dandelion.  

I used the seeds in a Fibonacci sequence pattern to create a complex pattern.