Monday, June 30, 2014

Tiles at Georges Vanier

The students of Georges Vanier School created decorative tiles for the outside of our new building. The images below are of one fo the last tiles being installed.

Monday, June 16, 2014

The Streets Were Buzzing with "Just Be"

Check out the images from the "Just Be" project at the above link. 

Thank you to all of those who participated in the project. 

BIG INK - The Bees are Buzzing

I had the pleasure of creating a very large print with Lyell Castonguay and the BIG INK Project this past weekend in Florence, MA. It is a tryptich printed three times on the same piece of paper. The bees tessellate. It was very very ard to print. I am very thankful for everyone's help in lining up the block for printing.

I am heading to the states next month to print this very large woodcut for The BIG INK project with Lyell Castonguay.

It is a tesselating piece in that the bees on the long sides match up and make a full bee. So I will be printing it on a very large sheet of paper 36 x 48" in size. I am super excited. The images below are of the process of carving the block.


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Going, Going, Gone - Linocut Prints about Colony Collapse

Going, Going, Gone (series) 

Artist Statement
Monique Martin

Ink on Mulberry Paper 
  108 x 27.5” 

Rooftops of Paris have become home to millions of bees, it is this that has inspired these pieces in response to the work of John TaylorArms, Gargoyle in his Quarry. I had the pleasure of working with some Parisian beekeepers over the past year, which led me to understand the complexity/complex and the absolute way of things.  The three layers artistically interpret the active healthy hive, the hive beginning to struggle and—in the front panel—the hive is near collapse. Now bees look over the rooftops of Paris just as the gargoyles do.

This piece will be exhibited at the Art Complex Museum, Auxbury, Massachusetts in 2015.  

#bees #colonycollapse #linocut