My land art was recently installed on the wall of Mahon Hall, for the summer of Artcraft.
land art installed on Mahon Hall.
I have been working for a year on pieces for an installation “Homage to the Homemaker”.
work in progress
I thought I would document the pieces I have made so far. Here are some of them but not all.
collage triptych, 2 for tea, 4 quarts, and serves 6
chicken wire apron
domestic bliss page
home sweet home, embroidery on a baking tray
tea bag potholders
There are more to come but they are still in my head. I am planning the show with my friend Judith, who is an excellent seamstress and is making aprons and house dresses for the show.
I have 2 pieces accepted in the Sooke Fine Arts show, http://www.sookefinearts.com July 22-Aug. 1. The vase I have shown here before and the lamp is new.
willow and bamboo lamp
tendril, copper vase
I had so many bird nests and I wanted to display them so I dyed and painted some gourds to hold each nest.
I also sewed dyed pine needles around the rim of some of the gourds. Some gourds had holes in the bottom and I covered those with paper.
bird nests in gourds
on display, side view
I have been working on an installation for the past year with a friend. We hope to have it ready to show by next summer. It is called Homage to the Homemaker. Our idea is to have a kitchen room filled with our work. We have a few pieces finished. These are some I made last winter and recently had photographed.
We will have 2d and 3d work, ranging from these pieces, to lamps, aprons and house dresses in mixed media, encaustic panels, handmade books, and many other wonderful ideas we have come up with. It has been great fun so far and it all started with an old recipe box, full of recipes written in beautiful script with pen and ink, a life gone and the story left behind.
I recently completed my pieces for the land art exhibit. These will be installed on the outside of the historic hall which holds the summer art show. There are 5 necklaces ranging in size from 3′ across to 6′ across.
necklaces for a new world
They are made from fir bark and bits of wood found on the beaches near here and net floats from the slough. Each bark and wood piece were drilled through and strung onto metal rod. They will be hung proud of the wall so shadows are cast.
I moved into my wonderful 10′ x 16′ studio in the late fall. Everyday I go there, I can’t believe how much I love it. I hadn’t known it would be such a treat.
I have a lovely fire stove on the deck too. All the bark on the deck will be used for a land art exhibit in the summer. Here are some inside views-