Sunday, August 31, 2014

Ordinary to Impossible

What's happening in my studio this week??  It is difficult, mentally challenging, intricate and time consuming, all the things I seems to like about making art.  I am creating a wall size print by creating 8 different blocks that tesselate. The bees on one block connect to the next block and the block can be moved and changed to new positions and still create an entire piece. It is one of the hardest pieces I have ever done. I haven't proofed them all yet but will know very soon if my big idea worked. It is called "Ordinary to the Impossible" because what an indivdual bee does might be ordinary but together they do the impossible, just as many humans do the impossible when working together as a team.

The Arts Happen Here

The school renovations may not be done yet but.... the banners are up!!!! Our "The Arts Happen Here" banners were installed today.  Thanks to the City of Saskatoon Light and Power team and to Arts Smarts 21st Century Youth Creativity Challenge for awarding us the prize money to make this project possible. First an image of all the banners in proof format and then installation images. Congratulations to all of the students that had their graphic designs and photography selectedf or the project. There were many very very good graphics and photos and the selection process was a difficult one.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Hexagon Building with Former Student

I had the pleasure of linking some clusters together with Gabriella Fortugno, a former student. She is working on an Advanced Placement Sculpture portfolio and wants to include some clusters. She will have her very own tree on the river to put her clusters in. It is so fun to continue to be part of my students' lives after they leave my school.

And the secret of connecting them together is revealed!!!!

Hexagons go International

A week or so ago I had the pleasure of creating links with my cousin's children and his wife while they were in Canada from San Jose - California. The hexagons have now gone international!!!!!