Art of Consumption

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Feathers, human hair, and salt crystals

By | October 21st, 2019|Art News, Art of Consumption|

Peacock feathers, dyed human hair, untreated human hair, salt and borax crystals, cypress tree, hat pin, 6″ x 3″, 2019. This week I experimented with some of the dyed blue and red human hair gifted to me a few weeks ago.  The latest material to be included in my assemblages is salt and borax crystals. [...]

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Feathers, acorns, squirrel and human hair

By | October 13th, 2019|Art News, Art of Consumption, Squirrealism, Squirrel Series|

Peacock feathers, acorn cupule, squirrel hair, human hair, 3′ x 4.5′, 2019. This week I kept working on the idea of intertwining the histories and shared space between the Indian (blue) peafowl, humans, Eastern Grey squirrels and Garry Oak trees. I began to investigate the acorns I had collected but not planted. I removed the [...]

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Human Hair and Peacock Feathers

By | October 6th, 2019|Art of Consumption|

Human hair and peacock feathers, 3.5" x 1.5" In the studio this week I surrounded myself with the foraged materials collected over the last two weeks. Where I live in Victoria BC, we are experiencing the changes in weather associated the Fall season. The temperature gets colder, and the acorns begin to drop much to [...]

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Unstoppable | April 2 – 27, 2019 | Winchester Galleries

By | March 7th, 2019|Art News, Art of Consumption, Art Shows|

  Photo of opening exhibition Thank you, collectors, friends and art lovers for attending the opening today. I’m thrilled to report that three of my paintings have found new homes already. Unstoppable is a group show and continues at Winchester Galleries Ltd. until April 27, 2019.   Unstoppable April 2 - 27, 2019 [...]

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shape/colour/form | Winchester Galleries | January 16 – February 2, 2019

By | January 17th, 2019|Art News, Art of Consumption, Art Shows|

WINCHESTER GALLERIES shape/colour/form January 16 - February 2, 2019 Opening reception: Saturday, January 19, 2:00 - 4:00 pm. View show catalogue: https://www.winchestergalleriesltd.com/collections/shape-colour-form-2019 Infinity Squirrel in window at Winchester Galleries, January 17, 2019 Infinity Squirrel, oil on panel, 30" diameter, 2017

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What a Squirrel Sees, Dichromatic Colour Vision of the Eastern Grey Squirrel

By | December 19th, 2018|Art News, Art of Consumption, Art Shows, Squirrealism, Squirrel Series|

My latest research into the biology of the Eastern Grey Squirrel has led me to discover that they have excellent dichromatic colour vision mediated by green and blue cones. What a Squirrel Sees (2018), simulates the colour vision of the Grey Squirrel as a way to examine the subjective reality of our own senses and [...]

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Sole Train to the Night Market, a partnership between Fluevog Shoes and Arts Community Victoria.

By | November 6th, 2018|Art News, Art of Consumption, Art Shows, Squirrel Database|

Sole Train to the Night Market, a partnership between Fluevog Shoes and Arts Community Victoria. Opening at Fluevog Shoes, 566 Johnson Street Nov 15th at 7-9pm. Show runs until Nov 30. Read more here: http://www.artopenings.ca/sole-train.html Squirrel Shoe: Nature's Natural Gardener Spreading the Seeds, Needle felting wool, reindeer slipper, beach combed timber, locally foraged pine [...]

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Art Toronto 2018, October 26-29 | Fazakas Gallery Booth: C8

By | September 9th, 2018|Art News, Art of Consumption, Art Shows, Squirrealism|

  Preview! Thanks CBC/Radio-Canada for visiting Fazakas Gallery Booth C8 with Carollyne Yardley @carollyneyardley Couzyn Van @zynvh Charlene Vickers @vickers.charlene @colespeck66 Cole Speck Show dates Oct 26-28 see more @art_toronto Tonight is opening night! The official opening of Art Toronto is a unique and important benefit gala for the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO). [...]

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Holy Spirit Wears a Dove Mask II (Commission), 2018

By | August 30th, 2018|Art News, Art of Consumption, Commissions|

My first painting of Holy Spirit Wears a Dove Mask  (2016) sold earlier this year, and another art collector asked if I would create a second oil painting of Holy Spirit Wears a Dove Mask (2018). This painting is slightly different, so each client has a unique version. To view the painting done in 2016, please [...]

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Collaboration with Eastern Grey Squirrels and Crow 06112018

By | June 12th, 2018|Art of Consumption, Miscellaneous, Squirrealism, Work in Progress: The Lab|

My collaboration with the Eastern Grey Squirrels that live in the territory around my house went well yesterday. This video clip is after 4 hours of watching a couple of squirrels pace around all sides. Finally, one juvenile squirrel jumped over the mud border (earth from the garden and tap water) and newsprint and landed on the Strathmore paper to eat a [...]

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