Talking about things … and art …

Scott and I will be doing an artist talk on Friday August 4! We will be gathering at Main & Station, 168 Main Street Parrsboro – at 7:30 pm. Looking forward sharing some background on our respective practices with people, and also discussing our collaborative project, Macromareal!   Hope you can join us!

Oddment # 5

A delightful little video called “Lost & Found” about an installation artist/sculptor/mad scientist named Blair Somerville … Have a peek HERE I have always had a soft spot for things like Rube Goldberg machines, automata and such like, and this work really makes me happy. I am quite taken with the way his slightly madcap… Read More

Nesting and building nests

Poet Louise Gluck sums up the the complex simplicity of  birds’  nest building activities so well.In her poem ‘Nests”, she writes: It took what there was: the available material. I am discovering just how much that particular approach informs my practice overall – and for this body of work, particularly so. Part of what I… Read More

Working in Community

One of the really terrific things about the artistic community in this city (and beyond!) is its willingness to support and engage with the work of its members. I feel a deep and ongoing gratitude for this – making art in such an environment allows individuals (and their creative practice) to thrive, to be supported,… Read More

things

I have been contemplating the relationship I have to things – objects, that is. This in part because of several conversations I have had with various people lately, some of them questioning my desire for –  and collecting of – what amounts to garbage. I am drawn to collect various cast-offs to the point of… Read More