Sunday, September 29, 2013

Nest - Nest Egg - Empty Nest -- Installation Godfrey Dean Gallery

The nests are up once again. Here are installation images.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Fall Exhibitions

Fall Exhibitions

Building Peace
Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum
Bank of Canada Vault (75 feet underground)
Carp, ON (10km from Ottawa)
September 14, 2013 to January 31, 2014
Opening Reception: September 14 from 2:00pm-4:00pm
My exhibition page:

This typewriter has typed the word END in many different fonts.
 We have access to many different options to end conflict,
 we just have to decide as a human race the outcomes we desire.


Nest- Nest Egg-Empty Nest
Godfrey Dean Gallery, Yorkton, Saskatchewan
Sept 29 - Oct 31, 2013
Opening Reception: September 29 with SaskCulture Days Events 2:00-4:00pm

Nest- Nest Egg-Empty Nest  (sculptures/printmaking)
04 octobre – 24 novembre, 2013
Artiste en Résidence
– Disneyland Paris (Octobre/Novembre)
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I will be creating nests from recycled materials as I did here in Canada for use in “La Semaine Européenne de la Réduction des Déchets”  which is the recycle awareness week in all of Europe. The exhibition of the work I create will take place in various locations in trees from November 16 – 24.  



Below is a series of paper nests (including the eggs) that were created using printmaking techniques
and then manipulated to become 3D. The colours of each nest relate directly to Disney characters and settings, and each
3D egg is created from maps of Paris and of Disneyland Paris.

Showcase of the Arts – Printmaking in Saskatchewan
Regina Performing Arts Centre and Conexus Arts Centre
October 18-20

These pieces are inspired by my work with beekeepers Pierrick, Phillipe, Pierre and Simon.
Thank you to all of you for letting me be in your world for a while. I learned so much and am drawing on the experience as I work on a series using
bees and their lives as a main focus.

World Friendship Tulip
November 14/15
Istanbul, Turkey
Halic Congress Center – Eyüp Hall
Istanbul Tulip Museum

Unveiling  and baptism of the new tulip “World Friendship Tulip”
and the unveiling of the coinciding linocut print.


November 15 – January 4
Closing Reception: January 3, 2014 7:00-9:00pm
Affinity Gallery – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan


The Legend of the Red Thread

This is a collaborative piece.  It is a book that visually represents the legend of the Red Thread.
"An invisible red thread connects those destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or  circumstances. The thread may  stretch or tangle, but never  break."  - Ancient Chinese Proverb

We created a book that has a red thread connected through each page. I created the prints in the book by inking a thread and then putting it in the press. It was a challenge but as you can see from the picture below, it looks really great. Cathryn Miller is the other artist that I worked with on the project, she constructed  the amazing book using traditional book binding methods and the box that the book is contained in.

Winter Exhibitions

St. Thomas More – Ink Slab Exhibition
St. Thomas More College
University of Saskatchewan
1437 College Drive
January 6 - February  3, 2014
Friday, January 10th, 7 - 9pm: Reception

OSAC Touring exhibition – Printmaking in Saskatchewan
A two year touring exhibition will include linocuts of my work.  The piece was inspired by my August visit to the beehives of Paris.
Stay tuned on more bee inspired art.

Spring Projects

Just Be

Just be...
Just be... Creative
Just be... Part of your community
Just be...Friendly
Just be... You
Just be...Understanding
Just be...Active
Just be...
Can you think of one or two or 10 more????

This is a project that will see me painting honeycombs and bees on the sidewalks and roadways of Saskatoon between Ave E and F on 20th St. For those that were looking forward to painting on the 25th of September it had to be postponed for logistical reasons.  It will now occur in the spring, date to be determined.  Below is an image of the first corner completed when construction fencing was still in place at the corner of Ave. F and 20th.   I will be painting the crosswalks on E and F and along the sidewalks.