Please give me my twitterverse back again - all my followers and following have disappeared and I miss them.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Yes, this is my artist statement (thanks to the artist statement generator).
Read it and weep (quite literally!).
The flux creates, the body permeates. In the trans-gender hallucination, art objects are resurrections of the musings of the flux -- a flux that uses the body as a zeitgeist to enmesh ideas, patterns, and emotions. With the rationalization of the electronic environment, the flux is conceiving a point where it will be free from the body to realize immersions into the contortions of the delphic hallucination. Work of Proto-Art in the Age of Symbiotic Reproduction contains 10 minimal shockwave engines (also refered to as "memes") that enable the user to make glorious audio/visual compositions.
measuring chains, constructing realities
putting into place forms
a matrix of illusion and disillusion
a strange attracting force
so that a seduced reality will be able to spontaneously feed on it
pomo mama's work investigates the nuances of modulations through the use of slow motion and close-ups which emphasize the Symbiotic nature of digital media. mama explores abstract and domestic scenery as motifs to describe the idea of cyber-intuitive hallucination. Using non-traditional loops, lasers, and slow-motion images as patterns, mama creates meditative environments which suggest the expansion of art...
Thursday, July 16, 2009
portable crafting project
materials = beach pebbles (polished by my mum from the beach i played on as a wee girl!), wire, crochet hook, jewelry pliers, waxed cotton and findings
technique = freeform bezel crochet around each pebble pendant
notes: easy to start up and put down as visitors arrived at my table
NB: the d17/32 refers to the entry for my design-a-day challenge this month. i'm trying to document something crafty every day for the first part of the summer holidays. see this flickr set for my progress so far!
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
me, at work, blogging as if my life depended on it
A quick post to bring your attention to some great hints and tips from AliciaMae on the Blogfire, the Bloggers Guild of ArtFire bloggers blog (phew!). She's running a series of articles on how to set up your blog.
Monday, July 6, 2009
Yes, Faith Levine's documentary Handmade Nation, is coming to Vancouver. The amazing duo behind Got Craft, Rob and Andrea, have arranged the premier screening of the film with Ms Levine in attendance. It's taking place at the Rio Theatre on Broadway at Commercial on Thursday, 9th July. Doors open at 7pm for the craft showcase and the film starts at around 8pm.
Full details and tickets are available on the website.
See you there!
PS: and if you miss the artisan showcase chock full of incredible local talent then check out the next Got Craft bite size fair at Little Mountain studio on Sunday, July 12th!
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
crafted portably of course - glass and copper wire crochet
Yesterday was Canada Day - my tent blew away but I did make some good sales (rather than the great sail that my tent was making!).
Before my tent went aerial I managed to set up my smaller table to put on an "artisan at work" demo (since I was in an artisan showcase). The wire crochet drew lots of attention and I had some lovely chats with some fascinating onlookers. Hopefully I'll see some of them when I resume teaching classes in the Fall.
I've got another couple of craft fairs coming up over the next two weeks then it's summer holidays for me. For inspiration I've set up a design-a-day challenge for myself. It will run until the end of July and document my crafty endeavours thru the first half of The Wee Guy's school holiday. Check out the flickr set of work done so far.
Currently it's running at 2 out of the 6 listed projects being portably crafted, including the sumptuous copper wire crochet cuff shown below. This was completed during my first stint in the Blackberry Artist's Cooperative shop in Port Moody Art Centre on Sunday.
Faberge: copper wire crochet with freshwater pearls
similar for sale here