Category Archives: thread painting

Small Expressions Show, Tulista Gallery, Sidney

Synesthesia #4 Spring Green I have just spent the day working in a team to install this year’s ‘Small Expressions Show’ at Tulista Community Arts Centre, Sidney-by-the-Sea, BC. When we left the gallery late this afternoon all of the work  was in place and looked so inviting. It looked like a place to spend a […]

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Synesthesia Series

Synesthesia #1 Yellow Synesthesia #24  Golden Yellow Synesthesia #23 Orange-yellow These are the 3 works I am entering into Vancouver Island Surface Design Association’s next exhibition, in the Nanaimo Art Gallery, January 2014. It is a juried show so my work may not get in. Here is the series so far – 7 of 24 completed.

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Current Threads 2013 Artist Talks

On Saturday 21st, the Metchosin Art Gallery featured artist talks during the Vancouver Island Surface Design Association’s annual Current Threads exhibition.Curator of the gallery, Hailey Finnegan, made the opening remarks and introductions. Sarah McLaren spoke about the processes and techniques involved in her monumental thread painting of a path through a forest. We are all familiar […]

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Articulation, Bridging Waters Exhibition

Here is my Postcards From Fundy series where I looked at the history of human settlement in the Bay of Fundy through the textiles the people made, wore and used. When people entered the gallery Wendy Klotz’s “Lost at Sea” work greeted them. It was so moving to talk to a man who had worked as a […]

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Hemoglobin: Chlorophyll – the process

The ground is a collection of domestic linens (pillow cases, bedsheets, table cloths, bed spread) I dyed in reds and greens then strip-pieced. The resulting fabric hung on my design wall for a long time while I tried to work out what to do next.The image of the finished work appeared one day.The next step was to get […]

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Synesthesia #1 Yellow

Synesthesia is a condition where one mixes up the senses eg seeing a sound as a shape or tasting a colour.I don’t have synesthesia but I do see each colour as having a certain energy or movement.Starting with yellow – the chameleon with rays of energy – I sorted fabrics and threads. Using my camera set on black/white I […]

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