This 3D mixed media self-portrait is what I created for the Hornby Island Self Portrait Artshow in July 2014. Images by participatory artists could be imaginary, spiritual, realistic or just a feeling or any form the artist wanted to take to portray themselves. Mine is whimsicial and comes from a feeling that I strive for....that of serenity, peace and inner happiness.
I made this as a 3D image using a cast of my face that was done in a workshop in Prince Rupert in the 1980's. The cast sat in a bucket for over 20 years so was somewhat warped. Trying to come up with something unique, I used the cast, added molding clay, smoothed and attached it to the cradleboard using paper mache. I then painted the background as the westcoast, salish sea, with a moon in the dark sky. The face was painted and hair and other items added as I went. I am a pisces and I love the water and the Westcoast. I feel I am somewhat of a moonchild as well as I can rarely sleep during the full moon phase. Because I am a Canadian through and through, I added the maple leaf.
This was a lot of fun to create and it gives me a sense of peace and harmony within!
SOLO EXHIBITION: My solo exhibition at the Hornby Island Co-op (Ringside Market) in the Fall of 2016 went very well and produced some good sales and a new commission. The Co-op offers a great location with large high walls to showcase artwork and is the hub of the Island. I was very grateful to be able to display my work here.
SHOWS COMING UP IN 2017: There are two group shows through HIAC coming up in the summer of 2017 which I will participate in. Otherwise, I will mainly be selling my work through my studio so drop on by!
Bent Tree Studio officially opened Aug. 2014 ...
Hours: Normally I can be open most days from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. My "Open sign" will be out or please call for an appointment. Check it out...
Art Cards for sale...
Art cards can be found in my studio, the Co-op, HIAC and on this website.
Volunteer Projects Check out "The Cat of Many Colours" - auctioned for HUGGS in July 2016.