Baby hat knitting and winter twilight calm.
Friday, January 24, 2014
Friday, January 17, 2014
I will be showing three works in the Gallery@ACTS, all made in the last 3 years. Over the last few days, I've been revisiting my Sable Island piece, woven in 2011. Using hand embroidery, I overlaid the contour of an early map of Sable Island (Blunt, 1897) over the current shape of the island in woven inlay (taken from Google Earth). My goal is to highlight the shifting sands of this giant sand dune over time. I also embroidered a compass in the top right corner to emphasize the directionality of the island and its role in the shipwrecks of many sailing vessels over the centuries.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Monday, January 6, 2014
While I was in California for Chrstmas, staying with my brother and his family in the suburb of Cupertino, I went for lots of walks. Sometimes two walks a day. Wandering around the residential neighbourhoods in the warm (surreal) December sunshine, I was very taken with all the mysterious plants and trees that do not grow in the familiar North Atlantic climate of home. Some trees had lost their leaves and were left with seedpods, some still had their leaves, some some leaves were bright yellow or red, some trees were giant succulents, and many were evergreens. While taking my daily walks, I set my camera on the image of branches against clear blue sky, trying to document as many of the trees as I could.....