New Work at Studio 2 of the Perth Autumn Studio Tour. October 10-12
Much as I love all of the seasons, I think Autumn in Ontario takes the cake for me. There is a richness in the light, a silence, clarity and calm to the air. The wild, extroverted energy of summer shifts, settling downwards - introverted and concentrated in subterranean landscapes. Plants are shoring up energy in their roots. Animals are donning their winter coats. Attention is moving inward. In a similar way I find myself compelled to making work that mines my interior depths - from the rooted particulate of my psyche and the season.
Objects for the Hand and Heart is a new series of quiet, intimate objects and assemblages that invite reflection, contemplation, and touch. Inspired by relics, shards, mementos from nature and things that embody the potency of talismanic objects and shrines the series explores how objects can hold a compelling but mysterious energetic power. Ceramic elements form the foundation of the pieces to which other media are added. The heart of them comes from the land here.
If you attend the Perth Autumn Studio Tour this year you will notice a change in my studio. I'm aiming to transform my space into a place for pause that is more of a gallery space than a crowded shop. Work will include these sculptural pieces, drawings, small editions of things, and other curiosities.
I hope your curiosity compels you to visit Studio 2 on the Perth Autumn Studio Tour!
Thanksgiving weekend (in Canada). October 10-12 (Sat-Mon) 10am-5pm