Soft Celebration

at Idea Exchange (Cambridge Galleries – Preston)

2010

Soft celebration is a quiet observance and appreciation of all the small stages and events in life that when patched together, add up to who and where we are now. Utilizing a chine collé process, the artist has created smaller etchings, reliefs and monotype prints on washi- fine handmade Japanese papers. The images have been reworked numerous times before being assembled into larger compositions. Sometimes it seems like too much, is the artist’s largest composition to date- a 10 1/2 metre long scroll that sweeps horizontally across the length of the gallery. It allows 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.

corsage

washi

hand stitching

etching

canadian

relief

woven

sweet

i still see you everywhere

corsage- for soft celebrations

monoprint

3 plate 

chine collé

vintage beads

four season rug (Canadian)

machine stitching

sweet nothings

sometimes it seems like too much

mixed print media

looking up is it’s own reward

acrylic on canvas