Single Mother (2015)
A pregnant mother facing motherhood alone, sitting on a teeter totter with no partner.
January 2018. My first attempt at ice carving at the Fire and Ice Festival at the Alton Hills Arts Centre. Unfortunately, it was so warm out that the ice melted before I could obtain any definition - after 1.5 hours, it was unworkable! A terrific experience though!!
It was a laborious and painstaking process to fabricate these sculptures...first I made her out of wood (sand, and sand some more, and varnish), then make mold, then weld hundreds and hundreds of small metal pieces into the mold, take it out, and then weld around each individual piece...then grind. I'm really pleased with the unexpected texture that this process made however !!! Typically Derek Martin, sculptor does all of my welding - but due to the huge amount of time involved, he kindly welcomed me into his workshop to weld and assist with all parts of the process (or we would never have finished!) Hundreds of hours have gone into each sculpture :)
The Maze Project (2017)
Wood, shoes, concrete, lights.
11' x 11' x 9.5'.
A reflection of my ongoing personal experiences with mental health problems, the difficulty I have had to get better, and to access treatment that is effective.
Exhibited first March, 2018 - commissioned by Tangled Arts + Disability Gallery, Toronto.
Also exhibited at Alton Mills Arts Centre from May-October, 2018.
'Excuse me, Ma'am? You have a hole in your ozone layer. (#2)'(2018) Painted steel. 34" x 34" x 67".
Mother Earth with a visible hole in her ozone layer 'skirt'.
In place here in Elora, ON for the Elora Sculpture Project 2018.
'Excuse me, Ma'am? You have a hole in your ozone layer (#3)'. (2018). steel, auto body paint. 34" x 34" x 67".
Mother Earth with a visible hole in her ozone 'skirt'. I chose to let her body rust so as to highlight the texture of her body.
Finalist: Canadian Sculpture Competition. 2018-2019. Kingsbrae Gardens, NB.
'A Distant Memory 2' (2017). Mild steel. 54" x 64" x 5".
This piece was created for Tangled Art + Disability Gallery to be shown in conjunction with The Maze Project.
It is now being exhibited at Alton Mills Arts Centre.
* Pieces shown here are not part of any collection.
'Family' (2018) Welded steel, cotton fabric, Paverpol. 25"x 25" x 25". This is intended to be an outdoor sculpture and the fabric has been treated accordingly..should last outside for several years, and then is easily replaced when required.
A Distant Memory (2015)
COR-TEN steel, wood, plastic
A predictive work, made to commemorate the extinct bee. Finalist; Canadian Sculpture Competition.
SOLD - and now resides permanently in the Kingsbrae Gardens bee garden.
Single Mother #2 (2016)
Concrete, steel, wood, brass.
A pregnant mother facing motherhood alone, sitting on a teeter-totter with no partner.