Monday, July 2, 2018

Winnipeg Folk Festival 2018

 This year's theme for the Prairie Outdoor Exhibition at the Winnipeg Folk Festival is tradition.  Inspired by  Manitoba's provincial flower and campers summer tradition of pitching a tent my installation is called the Crocus Tent. Using donated fabrics and yarn, an old bicycle wheel and various poles this crocus leans down petals tied creating a shady patch.  Festival goers are welcome to drop by and sit a spell  in the shady patch,  while at night the tent will light up providing a brightly lit haven.

 You can find more information about the project and other artists involved in the Prairie Outdoor Exhibition this year at this site:

Friday, August 11, 2017

Winnipeg Folk Festival 2017 Dandy Dandelion installation

From start

My helpers

To Finish

Many thanks go out to Tim Turner and Bernice Turner my helpers for set up and thanks to the Winnipeg Folk Festival for supporting local artists.

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Photo by Meghan Bedford.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Coming in up 2017

I am preparing a new sculpture for the 2017 Winnipeg Folk Festival. Above is a preview photo showing my assistants working on the piece. You can find more information about the project and other artists involved in the Prairie Outdoor Exhibition this year at this site

I also have two pieces currently on display at the Cre8ery in the Winnipeg Exchange District at 125 Adelaide.  Link is here

Best wishes to all for a fabulous summer!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

The link below leads to National Geographic and an article about the Human Condition and our impact upon the plant.  One fact listed on the page that leaps out for me is the factoid listed about Puento Hills Landfill, Whittier California which is listed as the largest landfill in the US. At this landfill gas is collected from decomposing garbage generating roughly 40 watts of energy each day which is sold to a local power company.  Closed in 2014 this landfill no longer accepts garbage but what forward thinking to put garbage to use.  I wonder how many years this landfill will continue to produce methane?

This link is for the landfill:

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Lacey Mew

Here is a preview of progress on my latest project.  Of course it includes a little bit of needle lace.  I am continuing to explore traditional needle lace techniques while researching other materials in relation to it.

Tentatively titled "Lacey Mew."   While lacey is obvious, the word mew has many meanings among them is an old English meaning that relates to a cage for hawks, as well as a place of concealment.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Myung Urso

Myung Urso is a South Korean artist with several degrees including an MFA in fibre arts.  Her style of combining unusual materials to make jewelry is fascinating.  Wood, fabric, yarn, paper, gesso, and wire are just some of the materials that Myung uses making works more sculptural than jewelry.  I admire this artists daring in combining materials together with a jewelers skill while employing the rawness of fibres.