Victoria County Studio Tour – Sept. 28-29 & Oct. 5-6

This year’s Victoria County Studio Tour is approaching fast.  Once again I will be participating as a guest artist at Janet Tysiak’s studio with Janice Addison.  We had a lovely time last year and I met so many different people.  The studio Tour is all over the Kawartha Lakes, and Janet’s studio is in Fenelon Falls.

We will be at:

35 Lagoon Drive
Fenelon Falls, Ontario

CR 121; Francis St. E (CR 22) for 2 km; Right on Lagoon

I’ve got some new works this year, and four new greeting card designs.

Victoria County Studio Tour

Victoria County Studio TourI’m pleased to be taking part in the 2019 Victoria County Studio Tour again this year. It takes place the two weekends of September 28-29, and October 5-6.  I am a guest artist at Janet Tysiak’s studio at 35 Lagoon Drive, Fenelon Falls.

I had a wonderful time last year meeting lots of people and I hope to welcome you again this year.  Janet sells stained glass and jewellery and Janice Addison is a painter, so there is lots of variety at the location to choose from.

Hopefully we will see you there!

Where ideas come from

I was recently listening to the podcast The Potter’s Cast, about a potter, Angela White Wenger.  She’s doing something amazing, which is capturing spider webs and transferring them to clay.  And I got to thinking, where do all of our ideas come from?  I immediately wanted to go out and try to do the same, but really, it would just be copying her. (and she gets up at dawn to capture these and I’m not a morning person, so I’d have to hope those spiders waited for me)

My ideas are generally gotten from hearing about ideas like this.  They are jumping off points.  I think to myself “well, I can’t do that exact same thing, it’s been done, so what could I do that would be fun and different”.  And off I go.  She lives in Northern California, but her work will be included (maybe in the gift shop?) in the current show at the ROM called “Spiders: Fear and Fascination“.

bitforms gallery » PomPom Mirror

 

I’m going to NY next week, I think this will have to be on my agenda!

Rozin’s anthropomorphic PomPom Mirror features a synchronized array of 928 spherical faux fur puffs. Organized into a three-dimensional grid of beige and black, the sculpture is controlled by hundreds of motors that build silhouettes of viewers using computer-vision. Along its surface, figures appear as fluffy animal-like representations within the picture plane, which is made permeable by a ‘push-pull’ forward and backward motion of meshed ‘pixels’. Ghostly traces fade and emerge, as the motorized composition hums in unified movement, seemingly alive and breathing as a body of its own.

Source: bitforms gallery » PomPom Mirror