When I first noticed magnolia trees, the exteroceptive–interoceptive workings of craft began to run neural pathways to feed my soul. External and internal sensory perceptual processing is a root function of craft wherein we absorb our environment, emotionally observe and physically respond to what we find pleasing or significant, and then—we make. What we valueContinue reading “Craft as Environmentalism”
Tiny stepped-over nothings, a richness unseen on most days. Stillness magnifies all the small into view between breaths. Only there. Sea and shore hold long shadows from a low setting sun. Sounds, smells, vision, and sensation intensify under cloud cover. Rainfall polishes stone with saturated colour and sheen, seaweed becomes silk, oyster shells polish intoContinue reading “The Enormity of Small”
“The Enormity of Small” This summer I’ll be showing a collection of photos, embroidery, mixed media and sculptural ceramic work all reflecting on the theme of observing the world up close. The show will run from July 30 until August 12th at the Hornby Island Arts Council Gallery in the Woods at Sollans Road. Hours areContinue reading “Exhibition August 2018”
From their fuzzy bronze bud casings to the lipstick spiraling-out pink of new blooms, these flowering trees are uniquely captivating. And this springtime ritual of magnolia gazing just gained new depth: in addition to enjoying the hypnotizing range of form in the blooms, stems, stamen, and leaves— I just learned the perfumed petals are edible.