sweet nothings - 12 plate etching monoprint, washi and stitching, 41” x 54”  2010

sweet nothings - 12 plate etching monoprint, washi and stitching, 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

memento, from when you were small - mixed print, washi and stitching, 29” x 36”  2010

memento, from when you were small - mixed print, washi and stitching, 29” x 36” 2010

nap time - 2 plate etching, lithography, chine collé, 20” x 21”  2010

nap time - 2 plate etching, lithography, chine collé, 20” x 21” 2010

nap time II - 2 plate etching, lithography, chine collé, 20” x 21”  2010

nap time II - 2 plate etching, lithography, chine collé, 20” x 21” 2010

lip tissue, (w/ Pearl VanGeest) - lithography, chine collé, 9” x 9”  2010

lip tissue, (w/ Pearl VanGeest) - lithography, chine collé, 9” x 9” 2010

treat ration vouchers - lithography, relief, chine collé, 6” x 8”  2010

treat ration vouchers - lithography, relief, chine collé, 6” x 8” 2010

time wasting/daydreaming - mixed print, chine collé & vintage cigarette tubes, 30” x 36”  2010

time wasting/daydreaming - mixed print, chine collé & vintage cigarette tubes, 30” x 36” 2010

corsage - etching, washi and stitching, 9” x 9”  2010

corsage - etching, washi and stitching, 9” x 9” 2010

sweet nothings installation

sweet nothings installation

sweet nothings

 

 

 

Sweet Nothings at AWOL gallery, part of Printopolis, Toronto 2010

 

This work was inspired by the sentimental remnants and reminders, fabric and paper bits and pieces collected over time as reminders of special moments and events. At this point in my life, I have much to look back on, contemplate and be grateful for in both my life and my work. The past few years have been difficult with the loss of family members and friends and eventful with new found family and reuniting with old friends. This work is not meant to be nostalgic or sentimental about change but a tribute to the journey, a celebration of memory and gratitude for the experience of joy and sorrow, while remembering to be optimistic about the future.
This body of work is also a visual testimony to my love for printmaking and washi. Printmaking is a process oriented medium that lends itself to repetition and for myself is a practice of patience, learning, experimentation and contemplation.

 

The pieces in this show are made up of multiple layers of printwork on the semi- transparent papers. I use new and recycled images and materials which are deconstructed and rebuilt, creating new contexts and relationships. I have used hand and machine stitching as a means of mark making, creating routes and joining places and events. The stitching also references the tradition of quilt making, the piecing together of older fabrics to create a new article to celebrate and remember.