A call for submission for a new group show titled LANDSCAPE | PORTRAIT meant time for thoughtful experimentation & executing an idea I had been considering. Articulations posed a challenge to work with their 4.5 x 9 inch gessoed panels & create pieces with the only stipulation being that the art fit on the surface on the panel. I decided to do a remix on the landscape of Toronto, to create a portrait of my city by reconfiguring neighbourhoods I both lived & worked in. I cut up maps of the city and coated the papers with metallic washes to create geometric patterns of skewed building blocks, towering puzzles, and star constellations along my re-imagined north shore of Lake Ontario.
- Shipping day... some origami artwork, framed and #easytoframe off to Dallas, Charlotte NC & Belmont Mass... I grew up on a farm near Belmont... Ontario 😉. #lovemyclientssnail mail diptych... I've been busy separating old stamps from torn bits of letters that I've been stockpiling / collecting for a while. During the process admiring the quality of old stationery papers, some stylish penmanship, old patterns of security blue envelopes, postmark designs. Check out the old glue water after completing a batch... no surprise Susan Ross (almost Costanza on Seinfeld) died from licking all those envelopes! This may get mounted pretty much as shown. Work in progress and thinking it through.so I'm trying to be zero colour waste with this series I'm working on & I do have plans for these offcuts but will it work???This project isn't finished yet but I like the look of this. Can I call it origami if I leave it up to the paper to roll in on itself naturally as it dries? Work in progress as i needed to paint more squares than I had planned.This isn't the end, just a stop along the way to document material for possible future projects.25 summer sunsets?Another fantastic quilt at the @mennonite_relief_sale . You know I love a repetitious pattern to make the eyes dance across the artwork. This quilt illustrates a Mennonite tradition in that it has a few blocks that are turned, disrupting the rythmic pattern repeat. A perfect quilt would be seen to be prideful. This act of disruption demonstrates humility in purposely creating visual imperfection. But now this is something to be appreciated in the same vein as the the Japanese wabi sabi aesthetic of seeing beauty in imperfection.The @mennonite_relief_sale isModern black and white paper cog sculpture to display with your collection of curiosities.graffiti garden... april showers brought may flowers?