For those of you who were unable to check out my show, here are a few pics. Enjoy!
Below, my latest work, Repository.
My work is in a show that opens this weekend up in Edmonton at the Alberta Craft Council. It’s exciting, since it’s the first time I’ll be in a show in a city that I haven’t lived in. The show features emerging craft artists, mostly ACAD grads, including Jen who graduated with me. Hopefully, I will get a chance to go up and see it!
It’s been a while since I’ve posted. The last few weeks have been a countdown to graduation. I was busy finishing the convocation shawl for ACAD’s president, Dr. Doz; putting the finishing touches on my grad show work; organizing the massive pile of stuff that was emptied from my studio at school; and sewing up a dress to wear to the grad show. Well, it’s all said and done now, and graduation day has already come and gone. It’s hard to believe that my four years of ACAD are in the past.
Above: The finished shawl! Woven with bamboo and silk, hand-dyed habotai silk, embroidered details.
I was a little uncertain about how I was going to install my work for the show. I did a little trial run in the entrance to my place, hanging it up with packing tape and several strings. But, it worked out. I got the space I had requested, and the trial run helped make the installation go pretty smooth.
Above: Circumintervention, woven tapestry with hand-dyed needlepoint lace, cart, equipment, 2011
ACAD’s grad show is on until May 28.
Last week, as a part of Fibre Fortnight, we had a show of our Jacquard weavings in conjunction with a Jewellery + Metals show in Gallery 371. The weavings were designed last year by the students of the Intermediate Weaving class when our visiting artist Louise Lemieux-Berube gave a workshop on designing for the Jacquard loom. Our Photoshop designs were then sent to the Centre for Contemporary Textiles in Montreal to be woven.
These weavings represent a first exploration of the possibilities in working with the Jacquard design process.
Here are some photos courtesy of Mackenzie Frere. My work is the diptych of my great grandmother’s face and hands. I went into the Jacquard with some acid dyes to see how colour could work with the black and white image.
Only one month until ArtaWEARness XI!