I've been working away at a new series of sculptures for my upcoming show with Leslie in August. Life is very busy but the evenings are a wonderful time to just sit down, relax and weave....a bit at a time, and it will all get done. Our show opening is happening on Thursday, August 23rd, at 7:00 p.m. at the Art Centre, Denman Island, BC. Hope to see you there!
The christmas faire was wonderful this year! I meet lots of new people who have moved to Denman including two metalsmiths, I was thrilled! I always enjoy the exchange of knowledge. Thank you to everyone who supported me with your purchases this year! Here's a picture of a new sculpture in progress. I've uploaded new images from my small sculpture series on the main page.
With the Denman Island Studio Tour behind me i'm beginning a new series of pieces similar to "Explorations", incorporating copper and willow, but in a smaller format. After working on a large scale in recent years it's nice to to be working in a smaller format again. I will be posting the remaining pieces in my abstract small sculptures series, which are all 12 x 12 inches, later this week. Thank you to all who came to my studio over the studio tour weekend! Over 130 people came and overall it was a fantastic experience.
Here's a new copper piece i'm working on. I'm enjoying the effect of the mica powders and layered textures. The centre of the piece is a new weave i'm experimenting with. A great exchange of information with fellow sculptors, through the Metal Arts Guild of Canada, and with local Denman Artists recently started. Wonderful to be able to share our knowledge with one another. I find it very inspiring.