Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Clinging to the Edge

My latest, although not so recent, is Clinging to the Edge, shortly to go to Newfoundland and the Craft Council meeting there in the fall. It's already shown in three shows in Ontario. see for more pics. But this is my piece:

Clinging to the edge

“Clinging to the Edge” started as a photo taken on Alouette Lake, a natural lake dammed into a reservoir many years ago. Most of the trees in the reservoir footprint were cut at the time of the dam construction in 1928, hand sawn with cross cut saws. This one survived the cutting, but erosion from high water wave action leaves it precariously clinging to the edge. This quilt bears witness to its struggle.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Cherry Blossoms: A Textile Translation

Once again, I have a piece in the Vancouver Guild of Fibre Arts' exhibit on cherry blossoms. It's always a challenge to create a new way to think about cherry blossoms.

And again I went to red purple...

"Cherry Sunday"

I attended the opening earlier this week... It was a full house at the Silk Purse Gallery in West Vancouver.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Canadiana--Yukon Gold

The FibreArt Network has a new show opening soon, at the New Zealand Quilt Symposium....

The theme is Canadiana.

This is my entry in the show. Yukon Gold

Artist's Statement
Where IS the Yukon’s gold? In the gold mine slashed into the hillside?  Or has it already mostly melted away like the snow of early spring, disappearing as quickly as the once innumerable cariboo are doing? Perhaps the treasure is in the Yukon River itself at sunset.


Friday, January 2, 2015

Alouette Stump

Winging its way home any time now....from a show in the FibreWorks Studio on the Sunshine Coast...

from a photo of an old stump from when Alouette Lake was first logged in the 1920's. Wave action on the reservoir has washed out all the soil, and the entire stump is bared. The photo is printed on cotton fabric, painted, pencilled, stitched and quilted.

 Alouette Stump