appliances

The theme of “home” continues to occupy my art making activities. I am in the process of casting a kitchen including the appliances, food and furniture in paper pulp.  Stove I cast the stove, outside in a carport, using a stove that was going to be recycled.  The weather did not cooperate. Immediately after I had finished applying all the layers of pulp, it started to rain and the wind blew so hard it removed one whole side of the cast stove. Needless to say, there was much gnashing of teeth and rushing around to cover the structure. The next…

“a whisper of warmth”

‘a whisper of warmth”  in the exhibition NORTH – TwoRivers Gallery, Feb 14-Apr 26, 2015 The NORTH is  a harsh and unforgiving environment where the inhabitants have to be prepared for the winter season.  Firewood stacked by the door, houses insulated from the oncoming thrusts of winter’s winds and food preserved from the summer’s harvest are all images of living in the NORTH.  The image of the logs all piled ready to be burned in the stove to give warmth in the winter was the basis for the artwork. I have cast individual firewood with paper pulp to represent the logs…