Time to have some fun in the studio. This week I'm thinking of making my fabric postcards for Christmas. Maybe a wonky star motif?
|commercial printed cotton, backed with fusible web|
|my own hand-dyed cotton|
"Born in Montreal in 1953, Jean-Pierre Larocque studied drawing and printmaking at UQAM before pursuing studies in ceramics at Concordia University and the Alfred University of New York, from which he received an MFA in 1988. He is recognized as one of the foremost ceramicists-sculptors of Canada."
|The additive and subtractive techniques define both shape and line.|
|What first appear to be random, textural drawings in ink...|
|... reveal, on closer inspection, a multitude of faces.|
|Four figures greet the visitor...|
|... and demand to be seen from all angles.|
"... works with clay that is rolled into slabs and laid out flat on a table, cutting the strips he will use to make his piece. The clay is deposited in sedimentary layers, akin to the way successive strata accumulate as a city develops over time.... Coils suggest snakes, entwined in Gorgon-like hair.... The applications of round, flat, pleated, hatched and coiled structures evoke hair, or ears adorned with pendants. The psyche inhabits the hollow chambers that give the piece its structure."
|A close-up view of the ceramic construction|
|nine portraits in gouache...|
|... and friezes of hooded faces, in partially glazed and enamelled stoneware.|
|Drawings in felt pen on paper, also in the basement.|
|Two of my Cityscapes were chosen in SAQA's|
recent promotional campaign.
This is a full page ad in the most recent issue of SAQA Journal.
|Thank you to Joanna Olson, the talented graphic designer of|
this promotional poster.
|artist's conception of the new MOMA|
"By the beginning of the 20th century demand was so sluggish that a single mummy might provide a paint manufacturer with pigment for a decade or more. C. Roberson, a London art shop that first opened its doors in 1810, finally ran out in the 1960s. 'We might have a few odd limbs lying around somewhere,' the managing director told Time magazine in October 1964, 'but not enough to make any more paint. We sold our last complete mummy some years ago for, I think, £3. Perhaps we shouldn't have. We certainly can't get any more.'"
|detail shot of sequins|