PETROFF GALLERY ~ The Element of Texture

I will be one of 6 artists in the upcoming show at the Petroff Gallery Oct 31-Nov 26: The Element of Texture.

I am delighted to begin a partnership with this gallery! May it be fruitful for all :)

Please join me at the Gallery for the opening. My works includes pieces from the past couple of years, so if you missed the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, here’s your chance to see some of my wiry works :)

Hope to see you there.

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My Image on Heritage Toronto website

Heritage Toronto has used an image I took in 1982 to advertise their Lady Action:
Toronto’s Trailblazing Women
tours this year. They found my image on ‘Rise Up!’…an archive of Canadian feminism. https://riseupfeministarchive.ca/

March 1982, Toronto

March 1982, Toronto

INSPIRED in GUATEMALA

I love Mayan textiles!

I have purchased quite a few used huipiles (women’s blouses/shirts) over the past few years, mostly from a store in Antigua, a lovely old colonial city about 45 minutes away from Guatemala City. The store has a huge pile of old huipiles that I go through each time I’m in Guatemala; I’m always searching for treasures.

On my recent trip I started looking also at the insides of the huipiles to see the weavings’ backsides. A lot have little thread ends all over from small coloured sections, woven in or hand-embroidered. They reminded me of the wires I use these days….so I am going to work on combining wires and textiles in the next little while. I love working with wires, but very much miss the textures of textiles.

Used huipiles for sale, Antigua, Guatemala

Used huipiles for sale, Antigua, Guatemala

Join Me at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Booth #A128

57th Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

July 6 - 8, 2018 - Nathan Phillips Square - FREE - Rain or Shine!

The Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition is open to the public and free of charge.  Artists will be available at their booth spaces for you to see, experience, and purchase their original artworks during the following hours. Our Cascading Beer Garden by Henderson Brewing Co. is open throughout the day for food, beer and refreshments!

Friday July 6  10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Saturday July 7 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Sunday July 8  10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Recent Work images

For the past couple of weeks I have been preparing the photographs I took of my recent work. I'm learning more and more about Photoshop Elements, the photo software I use. It may be Photoshop light, but it has lots to offer and I am enjoying exploring this digital darkroom.

Check out the RECENT WORK page to see the images of my new work, just posted.