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

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Painted Violin - Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra

Here are a few early images of the violin I am painting for the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra.

Many hours left to go but you can see where I am heading, "The Flight of the Bumble Bee".