Gone Home

Gone Home: An installation of what I've been working on since September 2016 at the Vancouver Island School of Art for their Independent Studies program. It will be showing for the month of May, 2017 from 10-5 on weekdays. The opening is 6pm May 5th.  ...

Drypoint etching using a pasta roller

Printmaking usually involves a very large, heavy press used to 'pull' off the prints. It was a delight to discover I could do this at home with my manual pasta maker. The pressure is easy to change using different felt or by changing the thickness of the rollers.  The...

Pronto Plate Lithography Exploratory

Wow. What a fantastic week I just spent with Victoria Edgarr at GZPS. I learned so much about this fantastic printmaking process from the best. This is an easy way to get photos and drawings onto a plate using a laser printer.

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...