Category Archives: trees

‘Edge of the Forest’ Opens

Edge of the Forest Exhibition Opens The first exhibition of the Canadian Surface Design Association’s ‘Edge of the Forest’ opens in the   Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts. Richmond Hill  It is up for all of March. There is an opening reception on March 11th. Here is the rest of the schedule, to date:  April […]

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Studio: Site Excavation

Two workers from Edibella Organic Landscapes constructed fences to protect the trees next to the construction site. Michael Cowan, owner of Edibella, was on site during the site excavation as the certified arborist, a requirement of the building permit.  Tom at work putting the topsoil in one pile and the lower horizons in another until he […]

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Back to Spring Cleaning

The last bit of machine sewing resulted in a satisfying number of empty spools. I do enjoy using my stash of resources. I sent a swatch sample to the SDA Swatch Collection. It is a piece of bed-sheet that was wrapped around a maple tree for over a year. I stitched it with the colours […]

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Decisions – decisions

Hemoglobin: ChlorophyllAfter sewing the motifs I auditioned many red/green permutations for the sheers going over the top and behind the cut out motifs.First decision was to settle on the right red and the right green sheers.Auditioned 2 layers of red with the lung sandwiched between and the leaf between two layers of green. Red behind with […]

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Bridging Waters: Inspiration

The inspiration for the forms I am making came from the Joggins Fossil Cliffs, a United Nations World Heritage Site. William was our guide down to the site. He passionately explained how the huge surging tides of the Bay of Fundy were actively eroding the Joggins Cliffs to reveal more and more fossils. It must be […]

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Fibre Collage at Abbozzo Gallery

This was a small, interesting exhibit where 6 artists collaged a wide range of materials in individually different ways. Allyn Cantor, Dusk Treeline, cotton canvas, linen, reclaimed textile. Natalie Bertin, Torment of the Heart, rabbit fur, leather, brass bullet casing, gold & silver pigment, bead texture medium, acrylic. Alice Vander Vennen, Pilgram, new & found […]

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‘Home’ Installed With ‘Continuum’ in Oakville

With this 2nd installation of my graduation work ‘Home’ I was unable to suspend the frame from the ceiling. I had to modify the work to fit the challenging space in the Oakville Town Hall. I used 2 of the 4 sheets to make a bed. And added a plain pillow with a treat. This installation […]

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