I've just finished this birthday pop -up for a five year old who will be celebrating by hosting a fairy princess tea party. The Fairy Flower Princess Ballet uses props with glued on tabs. The flower fairy cut-outs were photocopied from a picture book I was given years ago - David Ellwand's Cinderlily. The stage was sourced from Google images. Construction inspiration was found in Carole Barton's Pocket Paper Engineer.
Monday, April 26, 2010
"as much with the river as not" ventures further into the political and the ironic than I've previously gone. It's 6 inches by 4 and a half inches, made of hand painted Maidstone paper and bound with monofilament. The images are taken from my own photographs, manipulated in Photoshop and inkjet printed. The text includes lyrics from Van Morrison's 1974 Veedon Fleece and extracts from my community's Official Plan.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Here are some of my successful entries in local juried shows over the past few years:
"Spirit Boat" is the watercolour and ink piece entered in the Walkerton Juried Art Show in 2006. It won an award in the mixed media category.
It's about 4 inches high by 3 inches wide. Like the image below it was inspired by a visit to the Peterborough Petroglyphs, near Lakefield, Ontario. This is a truly magical place. The image below is of similar dimensions.
"Abecedarious Florae" is an artist book entered in the Walkerton Juried Art Show in 2007, where it won an award in the three dimensional category. This same piece was entered in the "Feast for the Eyes" juried show at the Southampton Art School in 2008 and won the Jane Champagne award. This fold book contains 26 oil monoprint flower images, one for each letter of the alphabet.
"Grand Canyon" is an artist book entered in the Walkerton Juried Art Show in 2009, where it won an award in the three dimensional category.
This is a simple accordion fold book containing an oil monoprint on gampi paper. The covers are made of rejected collagraph plates.
"The 2009 Beet Trials" is an artist book selected for display at the 2010 "Feast for the Eyes" juried show at Southampton. It was not an award winner, but with a reduced number of entries accepted this year it was an achievement just to be selected. This is a more traditional bound book containing a series of prints taken from the same collagraph plate.
"Winterscape" , a collagraph print entered in the 2010 Walkerton Juried Art Show received an award in the mixed media category. A previous post about models and experiments which uses a failed print from the same plate.