“floating” A model of “the Smallest House Known to Man” floats away down the Fraser River ending the odyssey of this little house in my memory.
a site for making, exhibiting and performing art
Return to Sender
My work is multidisciplinary, incorporating sociopolitical ideas that respond to environmental issues, memories attached to objects, women’s issues, and the fragility of family dynamics. My practice has evolved around the creation of work from basic/minimalistic materials within a formal structure that stimulates viewer reaction. I manipulate a variety of fibres through weaving, knitting, crocheting, felting, making paper, building with wood, sawdust, and other industrial materials to create series’ of forms that are relevant to my hypothesis. Working with my hands inspires my creative process. I love the intimacy and pleasure in the repetitive movements required to make objects. I enjoy…
Who doesn’t love going to the hair stylist to be refreshed and revitalized? It is a great treat to come out of a salon feeling reinvigorated and restored to your beautiful self. Liz, a hair stylist, not only makes you beautiful, she tells amazing stories while she cuts and styles your hair. Her hands are so expressive, it is a pleasure to watch her work and to listen to her stories. Here are a few: My one and only best Christmas present. the Christmas I got my car- the one and only best Christmas present in 39 years of marriage …
Fruits and Vegetables Bones
With my studio empty due to an exhibition and wanting to stay busy, I decided to try my hand at restyling some outdated clothing.This resulted in visiting every thrift shop in town for fancy fabrics; then sewing non-stop with the results you see below. I hung these garments in my studio as I completed them, eventually producing a boutique-like atmosphere which became the focus of the pedestrian traffic and puzzlement since I had no sizes or particular idea of selling any garment. It was great fun!
An installation for the professional theatre, Theatre NorthWest, Prince George, British Columbia
Please join artist Susan Barton-Tait and curator Maeve Hanna for the opening of a new show – The Ladies: Isabella – at Storefront Studio, 1144 4th Ave on Thursday august 25 starting at 4.30pm. Light refreshments will be served. Help support local artists – come, take a look and say hello! The Ladies illuminates Barton-Taits ancestry, FRANK PEEBLES / PRINCE GEORGE CITIZEN AUGUST 23, 2016 07:44 “The legacy of Isabella McKenzie is built of pulp and human spirit. The story is almost wordless. Barton-Tait is a professional artist and she introduces her 19th century ancestor to the world in the frame of…
My studio is next door to the needle exchange. Tagging is a regular occurrence in this neighbourhood. With the landlord’s agreement, I tagged the back wall of my studio.
The final piece of the cast paper kitchen – the kitchen sink, counter and essentials needed to make a kitchen run: toaster, fruits and vegetables, tea pot, tea cups, bowls, implements, etc..