Monday, 29 December 2014

my first publication!

I am excited to share that my thesis work has been published!  This work was a collection images, sewn on to tea dyed silk.  The images were from my collection of photographs that I have taken in my travels.  My concept is focused on human interconnections.  I am hoping that the viewer is intrigued by the work and is drawn towards 'the other', thus lessening the distance between the other and the self.
here are a few small sewn pieces that I mounted in shadow boxes

These were larger elements of the installation, hung from the ceiling

close up view 

another close up view

If you would like to read the published article about this body of work:  feel free to follow the link below.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

The celebration of lights

You may remember that in the summer I created a bird feeder out of this beautiful stone
 that was being pulled out of my friends basement.
 Their entire cottage is built on this sparkly rock.
In honour of the season, I created a menorah for them.

A menorah is traditionally used for the holiday of Chanukah in the Jewish tradition.  It honours the eight days of light that was created with a tiny bit of oil that should have only lasted a few hours.  A candle is added and lit every day for the  eight days of the holiday.
 And so, as we approach the festive season,  whether we are either lighting our menorah candles or our lights on our Christmas trees, or being led by the light of Rudolph's nose, or the lights of other traditions...may we all have the light of kindness and wisdom for now and for the future.  May we connect with each others traditions with this shared light, and find a way to illuminate our common ground.