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Arteology is all about layers. About excavations, explorations and findings.
Layers of hand dyed silk create ethereal pieces evocative of places, seasons, mythologies. These are The Uncoverings.
I use various traditional shibori fold-resist techniques to dye the silk in these fibre pieces. The layers are attached only at the top of the piece, leaving them to float freely with any breeze. They are presented on bamboo hangers. The silk is soft, colourful and luminous.
Layers of images create impossible realities. These are The Revelations.
I combine two images in each piece to create something entirely new and to play with ideas of place, time and scale. These are imagined landscapes, windows into an entirely fictitious world where children of 50 years ago play in the present, where taxidermy animals are returned to the wild, where Venetian cityscapes appear on a backdrop of Pender Island.
Layers of materials, of images, of ideas, of memories. Delving deep to discover that which is buried, forgotten. Surfacing with all that has been found.
The supple, free flowing, spontaneous silk pieces contrast beautifully with the frozen-in-time photographic pieces.
|19. Souvenir.||19.50. Eternal Return. The Ghost Children of Cornwall. Pont Creek||20. Memory.||20.50. Time Travellers. Canopy.|
|21. Remembrance.||21.50. Time Travellers. Taking Off.||22. Nostalgia.||22.50. Possible Worlds. Snow Bathing.|
|23. Wistfulness||18.50. In Search of Lost Time. Nunavut.||The Museum. Polyhymnia. Sacred Poetry||17.50. Joanna Rogers. After Image. Children of the Forest. The Gatekeepers.|
|The Museum. Euterpe. Lyric Poetry||The Museum. Calliope. Epic Poetry||15.50. Inside Out. Suspension.||The Museum. Erato. Love Poetry|
|14.50. Here and There. Shipwreck.||Red Sky at Night||13.50. Here and There. The Petrified City||Woodland Glade. Midsummer|
|12.50. World Turned Upside Down. The Grand Canal.||Winter Sunrise Over Boundary Pass||11.50. Impossible Landscapes. False Creek and English Bay.||Moonlit Tide Pool|
|10.50. Artifact. Statue||A Million Tiny Flowers||09.50. Impossible Landscapes. The Floating Castle.||The Museum. Terpaichore. Dance|
|08.50. Joanna Rogers. Lost Souls. The Return to Paradise.||The Museum. Clio. History||07.50. Joanna Rogers. Lost Souls. The Prodigal Crow.||The Museum. Melpomene. Tragedy|
|06.50. Here and There. The Drowned City||The Museum. Thalia. Comedy||05.50. Micro Macro. Lagan.||The Museum. Urania. Astronomy|
|04.50. Inside Out. Up Above the World.||04. Winter Sunset from Bridges Beach.||03. Waiting for the Ferry. Winter at Otter Bay.||02. Coming Home. Sunset Over Pender Island|
|01. Joanna Rogers. Summer Sunset on Swanson Channel. Fibre. 10 x 20.|