Category Archives: installation

Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre

The Joshua Creek Gallery housed the World of Threads Festival exhibition De rerum natura ( On The Nature of Things). The festival curator, Gareth Bate, looked at all of the work submitted then decided on groupings and themes. He “observed that environmental work is the most dominant theme in contemporary fibre art.”These are some of […]

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The Hanging Happens

The shipping box is opened. All looks good. The suitcase is full of the back-up research.  My intrepid assistant springs into action assembling the frame. He consults with another artist’s assistant (Judy Martin’s husband Ned) on the workings of the trapezes we are hanging our work from. The bed sheets are slid on the frame before it is fully assembled. The frame is pulled […]

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Current Threads III: Re-Surfacing

I was very pleased with the installation of my ‘Women’s Work’ in the Slide Gallery at VISA.The freshly-painted, white, wood walls accentuated the composted table cloth’s colour.The symmetry of the window frame complemented the symmetry of the table setting.Traditional ‘women’s work’ placed inside contrasted with the contemporary, public graffiti outside the window.When this work was shown in the […]

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Technical Issues

While stitching I had to resolve technical issues involved in hanging the 4 tree cloths.Husband Ron understands material and joint stresses. He sampled various corner joints for the frame. I made the aesthetic decisions.Using Douglas-fir wood supports the work’s concepts. We settled on this type of joint.  Carpenter Chris Mead made the frame.  Airline baggage limits dictate each side […]

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