soft celebration invite

soft celebration invite

looking up is its own reward - mixed print media with washi and acrylic on canvas, 24" x 96"  2010

looking up is its own reward - mixed print media with washi and acrylic on canvas, 24" x 96" 2010

sweet nothings - etching monoprint with hand and machine stitching on washi, 41" x 54"  2010

sweet nothings - etching monoprint with hand and machine stitching on washi, 41" x 54" 2010

I still see you everywhere - 3 plate etching monoprint, chine collé, vintage beads and stitching, 33" x 66"  2010

I still see you everywhere - 3 plate etching monoprint, chine collé, vintage beads and stitching, 33" x 66" 2010

four season rug (Canadian) - etching and relief on washi with hand and machine stitching, 43.5" x 58"  2010

four season rug (Canadian) - etching and relief on washi with hand and machine stitching, 43.5" x 58" 2010

four season rug (Canadian) detail - etching and relief on washi with hand and machine stitching, 43.5" x 58"  2010

four season rug (Canadian) detail - etching and relief on washi with hand and machine stitching, 43.5" x 58" 2010

sometimes it seems like too much 1 -  mixed print media on washi with hand stitching, 36" x 34"  2010

sometimes it seems like too much 1 - mixed print media on washi with hand stitching, 36" x 34" 2010

sometimes it seems like too much 2 -  mixed print media on washi with hand stitching, 36" x 34"  2010

sometimes it seems like too much 2 - mixed print media on washi with hand stitching, 36" x 34" 2010

sometimes it seems like too much 3 -  mixed print media on washi with hand stitching, 36" x 34"  2010

sometimes it seems like too much 3 - mixed print media on washi with hand stitching, 36" x 34" 2010

sometimes it seems like too much 4 -  mixed print media on washi with hand stitching, 36" x 34"  2010

sometimes it seems like too much 4 - mixed print media on washi with hand stitching, 36" x 34" 2010

sometimes it seems like too much 5 -  mixed print media on washi with hand stitching, 36" x 34"  2010

sometimes it seems like too much 5 - mixed print media on washi with hand stitching, 36" x 34" 2010

sometimes it seems like too much 6 -  mixed print media on washi with hand stitching, 36" x 34"  2010

sometimes it seems like too much 6 - mixed print media on washi with hand stitching, 36" x 34" 2010

sometimes it seems like too much 7 -  mixed print media on washi with hand stitching, 36" x 34"  2010

sometimes it seems like too much 7 - mixed print media on washi with hand stitching, 36" x 34" 2010

soft celebration installation 1

soft celebration installation 1

soft celebration installation 2

soft celebration installation 2

 

soft celebration

 

 

 

soft celebration

 

The exhibition ‘soft celebration’  is a quiet observance and appreciation for all the small stages and events in life that when patched together, add up to who and where we are now. Through utilizing a chine collé process, I have created smaller, etching, relief and monotype prints on washi (fine handmade Japanese papers), re-worked the images numerous times and then assembled them into larger compositions. The main piece, is to be viewed as a scroll sweeping horizontally across the length of the gallery, allowing the eye to wander the interwoven lines and symbols of cartography and plant-based imagery that evoke a continuous journey of growth, exploration and culmination.