Sunday, November 15, 2015

Best in Show - Saskatchewan Wearable Art Gala

Last night I received the award for "Best in Show" for the entry Paper Princess. I worked with Janet Taylor (seamstress) to make my vision come true.

Artist’s Statement

The Paper Princess was inspired by the piece “Never-Ending”, a sculptural print by Monique Martin.  Fabric and paper were printed with the words fame, fortune and happiness.  A corset and matching skirt were then created with the fabric and clusters of Mobius strips (twisted cylinders) were made from strips of the paper.  These clusters adorn the dress and symbolize the never-ending quest for fame, fortune and happiness with which many in our society are obsessed.

Materials and Processes Used


fabric (taffeta, cotton, polyester, tulle) gros-grain ribbon, zipper, grommets, boning, thread, hook and eyes, paper (print run ends from a print shop), ink, safety pins, re-purposed jewelry and 

plastic Christmas tree stand, foam core board, silver-foil tape, hummingbird nest, glue sticks, white glue, re-purposed jewelry and buttons, bubble wrap, rock

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

24 foot Woodcut of Bees

This 24 foot print was hard to plan, hard to carve from wood, hard to execute the printing on something this large and hard to hang, but super satisfying. Watch for it at the following galleries. 

Okotoks Art Gallery May/June 2016 (if it fits)
Kootenay Art Gallery August/September 2016 (it will fit here and the gallery is a hexagon shape which will totally complement the piece)
Saskatchewan Craft Council in October/November 2016 (I know it fits here, that's where this picture is taken)
Humboldt Art Gallery  January-March 2018 (I know it will fit here)

Saturday, August 22, 2015

365 Days of Coffee - update on finished prints

Just a few of the mugs, 84 to be exact, from my 365 Days of Coffee exhibition that will begin touring with OSAC in the fall of 2015.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015


This is a 24foot print that I create for my upcoming exhibition called "Continuous".
It is a woodcut. 

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Born Twice - Beehive Frame Mobile

This is an actual beehive frame with a version of the bee lifecycle suspended from it. The suspended parts are 3-6 colour reductive technique linocuts that are covered in beeswax.  The frame still has come honeycomb on it. 

Turning Pages - Suspended Prints

Turning Pages

This is my latest sculptural print. It is sort of a mobile too. The piece is to comment on the desentiziation of people to violence. As the pieces rotate in the air currents the pieces appear to beeither shot from behind, shoot each other or shoot at the viewer.

Ink on Stonehenge paper 
9 x 12"
12 prints in each suspended book

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Guilty Treasures

This piece is for an exhibition called "Guilty Treasures".

The package contains 19 tulips to mark each
Tulip Painting of mine either lost, stolen or damaged
- Standing Alone Series - 13 pieces
- Abundance Series - 2 pieces
- Touch Series - 2 pieces
- Secrets  Series 2 pieces

** Some pieces remain lost, others have been
recovered and others were not reparable

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Painted Violin - Almost Done

I dipped musical score in beeswax today and finished varnishing my painted violin, now I only need to get it restrung and find an old violin bow as I would like to have a bow as well as the violin. The hunt begins for the bow.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Clay Tulip Bulbs

I am making pretend tulip bulbs using clay. In the photo below there are 6 real ones and 10 fake ones. Can you figure out which are which?  These bulbs are for a piece I am creating which is still a long ways from completion.

Painted Violin Progress

Here are some in progress images of my "Flight of the Bumble Bee" painted violin.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Mobius Strip Sculpture

Here is Never-Ending part 2. I have created 10 Mobius strips, printed them on both sides with a linocut technique, cut out the negative space and made them into a sculpture. This took an enormous about of time, but I am happy with it. I just need to do the formal correct lighting photos now.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Transforming a Gallery into a Beehive

Yes you read that properly! I have been given the go ahead to transform the Affinity Gallery - Saskatchewan Craft Council, Saskatoon, into a beehive, complete with sound and smell from October 17- November 19, 2016. I am super excited. Here is my maquette of the plans.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Forest Moves

Three more pieces in my "Forest Series".  It is a nest in die cut printed on archival gold mining maps. I love the topographical print on these pieces. The eggs are created with mylar maps that had very interesting patterns on them. They are about 1.5cm in size and are made from 11 small pieces with various slits in them. They actually can compact to totally flat. 

Forest Moves 1
Ink on Gold Mining Maps - Linocut
9 x 9", 22 x 22cm

Forest Moves 2
Ink on Gold Mining Maps - Linocut
9 x 9", 22 x 22cm

Forest Moves 3
Ink on Gold Mining Maps - Linocut
9 x 9", 22 x 22cm