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!
I will be showing at various GROUP ART SHOWS this summer:
HIAC - June 12th to June 17th, 2018 at the Island Gallery with opening on Thursday June 14th, 7 p.m.
HIAC - September 2nd to September 7th, 2018 at The Community Hall with Opening Tuesday, September 4th at 7 p.m.
THE CO-OP - The Hornby Island Co-op has a group show in the month of July which I will participate in.
STUDIO TOUR: Also, this year HIAC in conjunction with the Hornby Island Festival will be holding a Studio Tour on July 1st, 2018. "Bent-Tree-Studio" will be on the route. Hope to see you there!
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.
Check out the various fund-raising projects that I have submitted both paintings and 3-D projects to. The most recent event was the HerringFest artshow put on by Conservancy Hornby Island in March 2018.