Installation 9: Dolly

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Dolly is the 9th installation of 13 from The Other-Side presents That Wall art project. Each installation is unique in its own way and features art on both sides, as well as their own song on a soundtrack that was created to make them all come alive.

Dolly is as cute as a child; she likes to play games and pick flowers. She does not take much seriously, and even though she is reaching her mid thirty’s, she is still single with no regrets because she has such a rich and innocent inner life. Dolly is handcrafted from polymer clay. Her naturally dyed skirt is beaded from a small collection of beads I bought in Mexico years ago. The other side of her piece is my interpretation of graffiti art which I created using spray paint, acrylic paint and collage.

Each installation is for sale and comes with its own soundtrack. In order to experience the full effect of the installation, please check out the music video below which will take you on a journey through the full show. You can also read the stellar review the show garnered for a deeper insight into the experience!!! Feel free to share and please, contact me for more info such as availability and pricing.

To read the review from the Cortes Island Tideline, please click here

Photos by David Molyneaux

music video -https://youtu.be/5wvr8m9NZYU

Installation 8: Loretta

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Loretta  is the 8th installation of 13 from The Other-Side presents That Wall art project. Each installation is unique in its own way and features art on both sides, as well as their own song on a soundtrack that was created to make them all come alive.

Loretta is independent and fights for freedom – limitations are not her friends! She is spontaneous, versatile, and appreciates a good debate. She does, at times, end up paying a certain price for her opinions, but she likes a victory too much to change her ways, whatever the costs!!! Loretta is handmade out of polymer clay and recycled clothing from my closet. Including a t-shirt a friend who brought it back from New York back in the mid 1990’s, her mohawk is made from wool, and her shorts are crafted from the bottom hem of a pair of pants. The other side of her piece is my interpretation of graffiti art which I created using spray paint, acrylic paint and collage.

Each installation is for sale and comes with its soundtrack. In order to experience the full effect of the installation, please check out the music video below which will take you on a journey through the full show. You can also read the stellar review the show garnered for a deeper insight into the experience!!! Feel free to share and please, contact me for more info such as availability and pricing.

To read the review from the Cortes Island Tideline, please click here

Photos by David Molyneaux

music video -https://youtu.be/5wvr8m9NZYU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skool is Cool

 

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Fall is now in full swing which means that many people have gone back to school, and I am no exception. I  have recently started some online classes through http://www.coursera.org which is a platform offering free online classes on many subjects. (I will share links to the courses I am taking at the bottom of this post in case you feel like joining me). And on September 29th, I started to attend a very exciting workshop held at The Cortes Island Museum and facilitated by Judith Williams. This is a curatorial workshop, which means that by the end of the workshop the class will curate a show to be displayed at the museum for the summer season 2017. Our show will feature the history of Refuge Cove, located on Desolation Sound on the West Coast of BC. I have also signed up for an  art workshop later this fall in Powell River using the technique referred to as encaustic – using heated beeswax to which coloured pigments are added – and which has interested me for many years. I look forward to buckling down and  learning as much as I possibly can this Fall and Winter. Stay tuned because you know I will share the process…

Links to my online courses:

  • Ideas from the history of Graphic Design

https://www.coursera.org/learn/graphic-design-history/home/welcome

  • Art of the Mooc: Activism and Social Movement

https://www.coursera.org/learn/activism-social-movements/home/welcome

  • Art of the Mooc:  Public Art and Pedagogy

https://www.coursera.org/learn/public-art-pedagogy/home/welcome

Surprise!!! It’s time to share a music video

In case you missed it or were unable to come, the Other-Side presents That Wall now has a music video for you to experience the art installation. Featuring tracks from the CD by the band The Other-Side and a walk through of the exhibit. I hope you enjoy the show and please feel to share with your network and your friends.

And here is a review from the show by Richard Trueman…

http://www.cortesisland.com/tideline/show8662a/Review_The_Other_Side_-_THAT_WALL

That Wall

There is one more step to my new art installation called “That Wall” to share before I announce the up coming art shows. I have just recently collaborated with another artist for my project. I am pleased to announce That’s Awesome-Welding  will be helping me create amazing display pedestals for each individual art piece made out of recycled rebar and different metals. There are 13 pieces to my new art installation, each featuring art on both sides, an individual pedestal and a sound track to bring it all to life. I will be sharing some pictures of the process and I am very excited about the collaboration + the results.

To see more of her work please visit  thatsawesome.ca

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