Long time no type! It's been almost two years since I've graduated from Art school and in that time I worked at a silk screening warehouse for, got surgery, and then worked at Tandy Leather Factory for 10 months. I also started working as a studio assistant with Natalie Gerber at C Space in Calgary.
Now I am working solely at C Space and I am Itching to delve into the art world. You can expect leather work, written word, and fibre art from me in the next few months, so keep an eye out!
The Contextual Fibre Arts Show went very well and I was happy to meet those who showed up to view my work. And more shout out to all my friends who modeled for me, It really help my piece come together!
This Semester started off in a mad rush of classes, student groups, and getting my schedule organized, in addition to the always-loved doctor appointments. It's about three weeks into my fourth and final year at ACAD and I have come to a lot of conclusions:
I am heading off to the 1000 Miles apart Conference in Winnipeg October 1-3rd!!!!! I am so excited to be heading over there with my friend Mabel who will be flying with me and sharing a room with me at the motel (Prepare for silly selfies on Instagram). there will be a bunch of amazing demos and talks given over those few days and I am really looking forward to see what inspiration i get from the artists. I have one of my new carved vessels in the show there and I will take photos as proof!
I also had the amazing experience to attend #Campfest15 which included some amazing speakers in the art and design fields. I can honestly say that those talks will change the way I think about my work and the future of my artistic practice.
Wish me luck as I keep trekking forwards in art, self care, and personal progression this summer!
Also, Thank you to all those who follow my many social media accounts, your comments and likes are always an encouragement to me.
If you are interested in buying some of my work or other work by my peers, stop by ACAD today and tomorow!
more information can be found here
Show + Sale Pre-Sale | $5
March 27, 2015 | 12:00-7:00 PM
Show + Sale Weekend Market | Entrance by Donation
March 28, 2015 | 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Hello again! It has been a while, but I am back in the saddle for the second half of my third year of my BFA. I was sick for almost a week, which has put me behind in school work, but I am catching up quickly. If you are interested in the projects I have up my sleeve, stay tuned!
I have been granted the position as one of the student Artist in Residence's at ACAD, which means I am making work based of the topic of mental health awareness, specifically Anxiety Disorders and Depression. For the project, I am making ceramic armor using geometric scales that will be individually sewn onto a thick fabric or thin leather jerkin/shirt. I would also like to make a ceramic sword and helmet if time allows me to.
For my classes, I have a sculpture research class, interdisciplinary humanities, a video course (we get to use Super 8 cameras and 8mm film?!), a glaze and clay science course, and a sculpture studio. For my sculpture body of work this semester I am focusing on wearable art. While I have a number of projects planned out, my first one will be... A FABRIC SUIT OF ARMOUR! I have been making patterns and I just got my dress form in the mail, so I can begin my sewing in earnest!
Recently, I was made aware that I have received the llingworth Kerr Bursary from ACAD, which is a huge honor and financial blessing. In addition, I have been accepted into the AIR program which is an initiative towards Mental Health awareness at my school, which provides me with $500 to make a work of art that focuses on a mental illness of my choosing. I have decided to make ceramic armor to represent the battle one experiences between illness and the self when one has anxiety and/or depression. this project is deeply personal to me and I am excited to get to work on it.
So, Summer is over and Fall is making it's way across the cityscape, taking tree branches with it. I am back in school for my third year, and I had a slow start, but I am beginning to pick up the pace, one day at a time.
A few weeks back I quit my job at Chicago Chophouse because I feel like it is time for me to focus on my practice, immersing myself in the art culture, having a social life and also self-care. I loved my time at the restaurant and I enjoyed getting to know my coworkers, even if it was only for a few months.
I have a LOT of goals for things to do/make this semester, so I have no excuses:
What would YOU like to see more of?
I will be selling my artwork including ceramics, jewellery, illustrations, prints, photos and sculptures on July 31st.
The sale will be part of the weekly farmers market at the Triwood Community Center in Calgary
2244 Chicoutimi Drive NW
I hope to see you there, stop by to say hello and take a look at my artwork, I would love to get to know all of you!
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