Category Archives: surface design

on being a resident artist

I’m into the second week of my residency at the Leeway studio at Emily Carr University. I’m starting gradually, getting up to speed on the practice of sharing a studio again. I’m (literally) up to my elbows in an indigo

on being a resident artist

I’m into the second week of my residency at the Leeway studio at Emily Carr University. I’m starting gradually, getting up to speed on the practice of sharing a studio again. I’m (literally) up to my elbows in an indigo

strange material

I’m excited to be able to finally share some more details about the fall launch of Strange Material. Last summer I worked on my contribution, a piece that explores storytelling with embroidery and other simple surface design techniques. I’m so

strange material

I’m excited to be able to finally share some more details about the fall launch of Strange Material. Last summer I worked on my contribution, a piece that explores storytelling with embroidery and other simple surface design techniques. I’m so

salt peanuts

I’m working on the final surface design piece of the semester. The assignment is to create a compositional piece that uses layering and incorporates the idea of transformation. I decided transformation for me would be a form of abstraction. I’m

salt peanuts

I’m working on the final surface design piece of the semester. The assignment is to create a compositional piece that uses layering and incorporates the idea of transformation. I decided transformation for me would be a form of abstraction. I’m

goldilocks principle

I’ve been doing a lot of screen printing this term. For my first project I deconstructed the Goldilocks fairy tale, creating a series of linen tea towels situated in a mid 20th century kitchen. I printed an alternate reading of

goldilocks principle

I’ve been doing a lot of screen printing this term. For my first project I deconstructed the Goldilocks fairy tale, creating a series of linen tea towels situated in a mid 20th century kitchen. I printed an alternate reading of

indigo

I set up a small cellulose indigo vat and I’ve been having so much fun making bits of cloth and string. I could play with accordion fold forever! I also dyed some natural linen yarn and some cotton kitchen twine.

indigo

I set up a small cellulose indigo vat and I’ve been having so much fun making bits of cloth and string. I could play with accordion fold forever! I also dyed some natural linen yarn and some cotton kitchen twine.

I was gifted a beautiful piece of lilac wood. It smells like apples. I tried a simple image transfer technique on it and it worked like a charm. Now I’m thinking of how this could work bigger scale.

I was gifted a beautiful piece of lilac wood. It smells like apples. I tried a simple image transfer technique on it and it worked like a charm. Now I’m thinking of how this could work bigger scale.

west walk warp

I recently finished a group installation piece inspired by the work of Christo and Jeanne Claude. We used handwoven silk to create a border on a little used campus pathway. Once installed it looked like a large scale warp strung

west walk warp

I recently finished a group installation piece inspired by the work of Christo and Jeanne Claude. We used handwoven silk to create a border on a little used campus pathway. Once installed it looked like a large scale warp strung