Saturday, February 25, 2017

Cherry Blossom redux

Yet another piece for the annual Cherry Blossom Festival, a Textile Translation to be at the Silk Purse Gallery in West Vancouver from March 21 to April 9, 2017.

Thickened dye and paint on thermofax from a photo of mine, pieced improvisationally.

Detail

More in the Quest theme

The theme of Quest recurs in my life, and in my art....

Here are two entered in the up coming show (in)finite: exploring the finite limitations of humanity and the ineffable, infinite nature of the Divine.
the Divine.
May 25 to June 4, 2017
Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver, BC (in)finite

Stitching is meditation for me.... something like paddling is meditation.

Here is a handstitched vision of canoes on the river,
My Fraying River

Yes, the edges of the fabric are not finished. The current carries me on, following my sense of urgency.




























And a detail of the stitching.
 


And the Red Paddle, and especially meditative piece for me. 


India ink on cotton, hand stitched with a variety of threads.














Detail



Monday, January 16, 2017

Mondrian Paddlers







Some simple playing around with the Prisma app on my phone gave a photo from a friend a new interpretation... here's the Mondrian version of the photo. The app makes the original photo into a take-off in the style of P Mondrian. see http://www.piet-mondrian.org/composition-c.jsp for an example.



the original photo, by Betty McLeod. December 1, 2016