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On 29 February the 4th annual ZooIslander took place at the community hall on Pender Island. This year's event featured runways by Wendy Lopatecki, Deb Katz, Kate McNairn, Shelley Sarakannas, Shelley Easthope, The Nu to Yu and Jojo Spaxman. I was in Jojo's runway which gave space to Pender's fibre artisits to show their stuff. I adapted a medieval cope made out of melted painted bubble wrap in a Tumbling Cube quilt pattern, which I made way back in 1999. It tells the story of the disappearing salmon stocks off the coast of BC.
Photo by Kelly Irving.
The sun came out yesterday afternoon and lit up MacKinnon Road on Pender Island. I have always loved this sleepy little road and am so happy to call it home.
There are some lovely weathered buildings on Pender Island. They speak of another time, of promises made and broken, of dreams yet to come.
On MacKinnon Road.
At the end of MacKinnon Road.
The Boathouse at Clam Bay.
I am so happy to have my piece Broken Promises. The Politician's Armour. After the Election, included in the Salt Spring National Art Prize Parallel Show at ArtSpring in Ganges, Salt Spring Island. I was lucky enough to be able to go and see this show last week and it is a beautiful, vibrant show. Gorgeous work, artfully hung in a lovely space.
The Pillars of Hercules.
The Man in the Iron Mask.
The results of a summer rain storm.
While visiting my friend, Sarah, in Dorset we took a day to revisit our childhood haunts in Southampton. We both loved the art gallery and that was our first stop. We reveled in the beauty of The Perseus Series by Edward Burne Jones, a favourite of our teenage selves. Still looking stunning in its own wood paneled room. What memories lie here.
An array of natural dyes on different kinds of silk.
The base layer of dyes silk noile.
The second layer.
The top layer of silk organza.
Medusa's Cope. The finished piece with snake skins and leaf skeletons.