In just one week I’ll be showing and selling my work at Handmade Here in Calgary. I’m one of 25 local artists who will be selling a range of work including ceramics, paintings, jewellery, textiles and of course, prints. I’ll have cards, bookmarks, scarves as well as a range of prints from the last few years. Come by November 15 & 16 at the Triwood Community Centre. 10-5 on Saturday and 10-4 on Sunday.
Bookmarks made of cut prints
Hand-silkscreened silk scarves using dyes and featuring my parrot, Charlie.
Silkscreened Christmas cards.
My piece for the Calgary Biennial is coming along. It’s a 6′ x 4′ silkscreen on plexiglass with additional drawing and collage. Here it is leaning up against the wall in the studio. The show opens in September.
I’m currently on the other side of the world, recharging my batteries in Australia and Indonesia. My work is never far from my mind and I have several projects coming up during the summer. First up is the Douro Biennial in Portugal. It is quite exciting to have been selected for this. Next up is the inaugural Calgary Biennial in September. I’ll be reincarnating some of my plexiglass works and making a large piece. The theme for the biennial is home and it will be great to see the different interpretations and the depth within the Calgary scene. I’ll be doing some writing while away – it will be interesting to consider home when I’m so far from it.
Just before I left I sent a new edition of prints off to Dustyn Bork who is organizing an interesting portfolio exchange for the Mid-America Print Council. The theme is “High Five” and each of us are making a print in our own style. Then each of us will receive one print from one of the other participants and will make a response print. It’s a great concept and I look forward to seeing all the echoes and connections.