My passion for color, vintage fabrics, ties and buttons comes together in my Textile Art series
The Beatles song was the earworm that inspired and guided the creation of my Here Comes The Sun fabrication. It measures 30” x 36”.
Summer Jazz measures 24” x 36”.
The Way of Tea features a vintage Japanese printed cloth with African batik fabric pieces. It measures 30” x 35”.
Quartet – Variations on a Theme features vintage hand-printed upholstery fabric samples. It measures 18” x 14”.
A vintage silk scarf, hand-woven ties, buttons, and upholstery fabrics form my 26″x30″ fabrication, Blue Moon Boogie.
This assemblage, made up of vintage wood and metal pieces I’ve collected over the years displayed in a vintage box, reflects my heritage. My paternal grandfather was a shoemaker, and my father, a welder. The black stone, an iron ore pellet, was made at Hamilton’s steel mill. Reliquary 1 measures 19”x16”x4”.
This assemblage is my homage to the exquisite designs of a vintage pie bird, ceramic insulator, two milk glass jars, and five glass bottles from my collection of old treasures. Reliquary 2 measures 12x12x3” deep.
Field of Dreams
I created Field of Dreams in the depth of winter, my dreams filled with visions of fresh air and green pastures in the great outdoors. The oil pastel – mixed media painting is 24” x 36”.
Five Button Boogie – 24×30″
New Photo Art Portfolios
Keepsake, print-on-demand publications available at MagCloud. Click on covers to preview.
The photos in my Magnificent Mums portfolio celebrate the healing power of flowers and the beauty of chrysanthemums, commonly known as mums. The name, chrysanthemum, comes from the Greek and means golden flower. A glance at any of these glorious blooms instantly raises my spirits. I hope that looking at these images delights you, too.
In my wanderings over the years, my eye has invariably been drawn to rough stuff – walls with peeling paint, rusty metal sidings, and derelict buildings. While outside traditional concepts of beauty and art, these images, with their colourful textures and abstract forms, fascinate me. I see them as painterly visions worth preserving in photographs.
I made these photos of automobile hood and fender ornaments over the past dozen years while visiting classic car shows and car museums in Canada and the United States. I find the streamlined rockets and airplanes, along with some more abstract sculptures, to be delightful flights of fancy. Mostly from the nineteen fifties, they reflect speed, and the bold confidence of the jet age.