Thursday, December 19, 2013

How art and creativity can transform

This is the season for celebrating life. It doesn't matter what faith or belief a person holds, there are elements of appreciation for the gift of family, community and life. The line goes forward and backward in cultural and personal history. It's a time when I am thankful but also remember my losses of those who aren't here.

This video was posted to my Facebook page and it touched my heart and soul. Zach Sobiech used his creative forces to generously share his journey with family, friends and strangers. He helped me understand my personal grief and transform it. 

The first video is about Zach and the second is how his friends and family paid tribute to him.

Wishing you all the very best 

this season and beyond!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

You're Invited to Discovery: Air Exhibit

"Branded", encaustic on cradled wood, $525, 24"x20"
My painting, "Branded", was accepted into the  Seymour Gallery Discovery: Air exhibit. The Discovery exhibit is an annual event with different themes each year. It features local emerging artists and I am honoured to be included. 

Artist Statement

"Branded" is encaustic on wood panel. The image depicts where the land meets the sky on the horizon. Both the spaces are highly desired by industry to use at their discretion without due diligence to the effects of their activities. Industry treats the land, water and indeed air as their domain.

I wanted to make a comment about humans relationship with nature. I decided to place simple geometric shapes on the horizon to represent man made invasive constructions on the environment. I burned the shapes rather than painting them after same fashion of ranchers branding livestock to indicate ownership.

I'd love to see you at the opening if you're in the area.