Retrospective of 100daysofbiggart

Today I hung a selection of work from my 100 Day Project at   The Midwives Collective A beautiful space to hang art with lots of natural light. If you want to go see, they are open monday-thursday, or come to the artist reception friday June 26th from 7-9 pm. Here is...

Plein Air Competition

Best Mothers day ever! My son and I entered the Opus outdoor painting event  in Victoria. Theo won first in the youth category and I won second in the Adult!

Buddha no 6

This Vietnamese Buddha is shiny and happy. The fishing lure found on the beach is the same colours and smoothness as the Buddhas represented in many of the house shrines. Included in this piece are a fishing lure, domino, pom pom, fake $100 american bill, and a rusty...

Artist Statement for Lost and Found Buddha

    Geo caching is a fun kids' treasure hunt whereby a small gift is hidden somewhere, the gps location is posted on a geo caching site and the hunt is on!  When the cache is found the finder is welcome to the gift but must leave something else of interest...

Buddha no 5

This 5th Buddha was created using driftwood, fishing net, feather, copper wire, and a trading card. It was created out of objects found on the beach on Phu Quoc island in Vietnam. I left it at on March 4th. If you found it please either keep as a souvenir but leaving...

Buddha no. 4

This Abhaya Buddha, Buddha of fearlessness and protection, was created  out of found bits and pieces in Phu Quoc, Vietnam. It is entirely Cambodian, though, made from styrofoam, a found photo, an origami star, a rusty key, and is wrapped in a scrap of a traditional...

Buddha no. 3

  This is the third Buddha in this series, Varada Buddha, which is the Buddha of compassion and wish granting. Yesterday marked the end of Tet, or the two week celebration of the Chinese New year. There are many discarded offerings everywhere in the streets which...

Plein Air in SE Asia

Over the last 5 months of traipsing around SE Asia with my family I have been working mostly in a tiny moleskin watercolour notebook. Here are some samples of what I've been doing.  

Buddha no. 2

Buddha no. 2 of the series was created on January 23, 2014. It is the Hotei Buddha, better known as the Laughing Buddha. It is made from sandstone found at a temple near Battambang, , seed pods, gold ribbon, found elastic and a stick of incense. It was first left at...

Buddha No. 1

  If you have found this first Buddha please keep as a souvenir or leave it somewhere new for someone else to find. Feel free to leave something new in the Monopoly box, Geo cache style. Also,  please make a comment below. This is the first in a series of...