TOAE 2017 booth P-59

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Small works at The Artist Project

cozie-and-couch

See Artvendu at the Artist Project and try your vending machine luck

In the vending machine – theme of loss
Iceland Cozies
Quantity: 20
On the first day of my vacation in iceland I bought Icelandic black wool, It was to be my creative journey to crochet a representation of the night sky but also my endeavour to see the northern lights. As I crocheted my night skies, I began to notice similar shapes in the landscape. In particular lava rocks and cairns, that represent the loss of homes and/or life. I never did see the northern lights but reflecting on all that I did see, these cozies with their light inside will suffice. Enjoy!
In the vending machine – theme of colouring
Colour-on-Couch
Quantity: 30
Ironically as a visual artist, colouring has always brought me comfort and a needed break from the creative process. Marrying this activity with my fascination with discontinued upholstery fabric patterns and the work the artist went into making them is the result of these “colour-on-couch” pieces. These are a fusion of nostalgia and comfort, resurrecting a bygone association of plusshness and relaxation. I encourage you to relax on your couch and JUST colour.

BEES (& THE BIRDS)

Bees&thebirds

Curated by local artist and Art That Moves blogger Christine Pensa, the idea of a benefit show was spurred by a desire to mobilize Toronto’s vibrant artistic community in a way that could promote positive action and urban health. “Each of the artists participating in the show is working to make a difference. Most of the world’s plants and food supply rely on pollinators like the bees to survive. Bee population decline is a big problem and we wanted to do something to bring awareness to the issue, as well as raise a little money to contribute to the cause.  Every entry is a bee or pollinator-inspired piece that explores the special nature of these alchemist creatures. In this way, our art can make a difference for our community and for our world.”