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 with this native, island forest, which makes the details and accuracy of Sarah’s work so inspiring.
Kristin Rohr http://kristinrohr.com/combines science and art to produce maps about important social issues. She made the audience aware of how much sampling she does and how important it is in her process before she is ready to produce a major work.
Linda Wallace http://www.americantapestryalliance.org/AP/ArtistBio/WallaceL.html is a tapestry weaver extraordinaire. She also makes a bridge between science and art to express how she feels about important personal issues. Linda also produces exquisite, small graphite drawings, most of which stay in her small sketchbooks but some have a second life providing the motifs in large woven wall hangings.
Then I spoke about the ‘Synesthesia series I am working on.
I couldn’t take a photo of my self but I will be posting more about this series later.