Interworld opened on May 3rd and ran to May 12, 2019. It was the first of two exhibitions from the mentorship program at arc.hive. "Seven artists navigate the Interworld to produce works exploring time, transformation, the uncanny, and the secretive and silenced worlds of trauma and mental health." The artists included Shae Anthony, Desiree DeRuiter, Markus Drassl, Susan... Continue Reading →
Lent ( the 40 days before Easter) is traditionally a time in which we are to consider our vulnerability and fallibility as human beings. I was asked to contribute to a small booklet of Lenten reflections which is edited by the Rev. Meagan Crosby Shearer who is priest to the Emmaus Community and St Matthias... Continue Reading →
Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come..... My dove in the clefts of the rock, in the hiding places on the mountainside, show me your face, let me hear your voice; for your voice is sweet, and your face is lovely. For a booklet of meditations for Advent, I was asked... Continue Reading →
Vancouver Island School of Art asked artists to donate a work for their fundraiser "Art For You" held at the beginning of May 2018 This is the piece I made specifically for the event. "Of Things Hoped For" 12 by 8 inches. Collage, ink, paper, gesso on wood panel.
This talk was presented at The Abbey Church, Victoria BC, Canada on February 25th 2018 in association with the exhibition History as Personal Memory. The podcast can be found here. My father and mother fell in love well after the Second World War yet their marriage never emerged from its shadow. My German born father... Continue Reading →
How touched I am this Christmas to be reminded of the beautiful German hymn, Es Ist Ein Ros Entsprungen. I am in the midst of my new work- roses that speak of the presence of love in the midst of darkness. The words of this song speak of how love remains tender and vulnerable even... Continue Reading →
I have taken as reference my own photos of roses and am hand transposing the shapes and contours onto large paper and working with ink. I have a love of repetition- perhaps it was having visited fabric stores with my mother and gazing at myriads of patterns. I look at what is emerging in these... Continue Reading →
The symbol of love, the rose is also the symbol of struggle and suffering; of being brave and facing the dark. Look how it is used as a motif in fairy tales- the rose that precipitates the dark tale of the Beauty and the Beast; the prince who wakes the Sleeping Beauty has to... Continue Reading →