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!
NEW ART CARDS FOR SALE....
5 New Artcards are now available. Click on the tab located above to check them out.
HORNBY ISLAND ART'S COUNCIL GALLERY - Two group art shows coming up for the summer of 2019! The Small Works Fundraiser for HIAC and the New Arts Centre was held July 30th to Aug. 11th at HIAC "Gallery in the Woods" and the large works Art Show is starting on Aug. 16th at the Community Hall.
THE CO-OP - The Hornby Island Co-op has a group show for the months of July and August which I will be participating in.
Bent Tree Studio officially opened Aug. 2014 ...
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. If I am in my Studio on other days, I will have my "Open sign" out by the Studio or you can 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.
The most recent event was the HerringFest Artshow put on by Conservancy Hornby Island in March 2019 at the Community Hall. Another HerringFest Artshow happened at the Co-op of which I was a part of. I am happy to report that two of my sea lion watercolour paintings were sold.
In 2018 I participated and sold a large painting at UBC in Vancouver along with many other artists to fundraise for "HornbyTimes". Proceeds went towards our new Art Centre that has been in the works for quite a number of years. It is anticipated that ground-breaking for the new building will take place in the Fall of 2019.
Check out some other fund-raising projects that I have participated in with both paintings and 3-D projects over the years at: Volunteer Project Gallery