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sculpture ̶w̶a̶l̶k̶ ride (part one)

28 Aug

Had a fantastic afternoon date with my beau on Saturday: it was a gorgeous, sunny, 27 degrees outside, so we decided to get on our bikes, ride the hills of Castlegar, and check out the annual sculpturewalk (or should i say sculptureride?). This yearly event hosts local and international artists’ sculptures that get mounted in public all throughout the downtown area. The event’s tagline describes the dream that we get to live in: “Imagine… a vital downtown with different sculptures displayed every year.” I wanted to share a few photographs from our wonderful afternoon art cruise (but there are a lot of great pieces to acknowledge, so this will be the first of 2 posts). Patient Hunter by Kevin Kratz & James KartheinQR by Carl SchlichtingCheiftain by Daniel Kloc Salmon by Christina NickLook and You Will Find It by Kate ChristopherGhost Salmon by Peter Vogelaar

These incredible public sculptures are like tiny little gems hidden all about my town: tons of fun to discover, so much creativity to admire and such skillful artistry to witness. More to come tomorrow!

dismantling symmetry

30 Jul

I had the honor of volunteering yesterday at the Kootenay Art Gallery, helping dismantle the current exhibition: Variations on Symmetry, created by Eliza Au & Ying-Yueh Chuang. The exhibit displays their three-dimensional interpretations of natural forms and patterns, made of either ceramics or cast glass. Multiple pieces are shown together in balanced patterns of symmetry in order to make a larger whole. The show has a great push and pull between organic and regimented, movement and static, pattern and chaos, big and small.My favorite piece, seen above, is made up of hundreds of small hand sculpted ceramic creatures and forms that are displayed on glass rods in a Mandela-type pattern. Packing this artwork away was also incredible; so much work goes into not only the artwork but into the organization and storage of it as well. The most enjoyable job I had was wrapping over 200 little blue and pink polka-dotted octopus forms; they were just SO cute! Plus it was really interesting to put my pretty little paws all over the artwork; I was able to interact with each form, separated from the larger whole… a situation that never would have been possible in a normal gallery setting.  I wanted to leave you with a time lapse video of the piece being installed so that you can get a true understanding of the sheer amount of work, detail and organization that goes into this entire show. The exhibition is touring across Canada into next year, so be sure to visit if it comes to a public gallery near you!

the postal aviary

29 Dec

When I have finished writing a letter or after I seal up an etsy sale, the pretty packages get set down in a special section of my bookshelf until I head off to the downtown post office. It makes me think of Harry Potter and how all of the post in the wizarding world is sent via owls. Ironically, the area where I set my letters is somewhat of an aviary, with plenty of little collected bird sculptures sitting amongst a porcelain penholder detailing an empty birdcage. The postal aviary was especially full yesterday, as I’ve finally spent a good chunk of my time lately dedicated to mail art making. Postal boxes worldwide ought to start getting excited…