The November Nests. I have been collecting nests in November along the river- when the season has changed and the colour of the landscape has faded to the cool ice tones for winter- and creating wax sculptures based on their forms. I am also working on large wax forms that will later be cast in glass as well. I am using a lost wax process for casting glass and these are the first small sculptures (about 10inches x 6inches) that I have begun to experiment with.
These 3 moulds are my first attempt at casting glass. It is the beginning of something new and exciting – with so much uncertainty and little promise of survival. Process Process Process!
I would consider printmaking to be an important part of my art practice and it has been a while since i have worked in the print studio, so I am very excited to start this project! The images I create through printmaking often lead to sculptural works. I am not a very good drawer, but I love the lines that come out of printmaking. I always loved the etched plates when you were done with the print but they are not often seen with the prints. Which lead me to this project, to create a series of prints from shaped plates that I will later turn into a sculpture after the prints have been printed.
Working in the studio, slip casting porcelain crows. Getting ready for another exciting pit fire.
At the foundry with Jim and Blair, deciding where to weld the pieces together. This is it!!
Ceramic sculptures in progress. The iconic barn has long been inspiration for my artwork and they are disappearing from our landscape, as they start to fall down and get burned down. I started collecting remnants of burnt down barns and am using them to make press moulds for these sculptures.
Concrete, Artists were asked to create artworks on skateboards for a fundraiser to build a world-class skatepark at the Fredericton Exhibition Centre in memory of Isaac William Miller (1999-2014)