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....
New Artcard added April 2020. Click on the tab located above to check them all out.
HORNBY ISLAND ART'S COUNCIL GALLERY - News Update: Ground-breaking of the new Arts Centre coming soon!
THE CO-OP - The Hornby Island Co-op normally has a group Artshow in April 2020 however due to the Coronovirus and online ordering for the store, this has been cancelled. Hopefully new artworks will be again displayed in July 2020!
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 HerringFest Artshow put on by Conservancy Hornby Island in March 2020 will be at the Community Hall. One of my artcards depicting the Herring spawn will be available for purchase as a fundraiser. I am also hoping to have a painting for sale as well.
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