H 19.3/4” x W19.3/4”
Each of the pieces in this series will appear, will be seen, differently when it is seen in different light as that light shines upon it from “outside”. Similarly, each of us brings our own light to each thing or event we experience. Each person will see and will interpret, out of their own “light” which they bring to the viewing. That may change from one viewing to the next. These playful pieces are designed to let light’s language address each person who stops to look at the art. There is no message to discover. There is no correct interpretation to decipher, no code to break. There is just an invitation. ~ 2020 ~
Ascending , Questing, Sailing, Tumbling, Following
H 24” x W 36”
Every spring and fall the area where I live in Saskatchewan is part of the migratory path followed by thousands of Canada geese and Snow geese. In the fall of 2018 the numbers were unusually large and for several days I was captivated by the amazing flight patterns and the ascending and descending of the geese as they settled onto the lake or headed to or from the fields where they fed on grain that had not yet been combined.
I was particularly struck by the patterns that seemed to move in and out of different dimensions and that folded one group into another from different directions. I enjoyed their flight. Sometimes it seemed so purposeful and clear in direction. Sometimes it had a random, almost comical or playful, quality. I wondered why they never bumped into one another but always maintained a sense of space and distance. Life, and our lives, often seem to move between dimensions and sometimes seem purposeful and sometimes existing in a state of random movement and sudden change.
I have sought to capture some of these movements in specific pieces of art: Ascending; Questing; Sailing; Tumbling; Following. The surprising thing is that there is a serenity to be found in each phase, each movement. ~ 2020 ~
H 58.1/2” x W 65.3/4”
In October 2018 the Saltcoats History and Community Museum Group hosted the National From Vimy to Juno Exhibition. I was unaware of the tall Vimy Memorial that honoured so many who gave their lives for Canada and for freedom. As I studied the pictures of the memorial and researched information about it I discovered that it was made of limestone. Limestone was formed over eons of planet earth’s history and in its formation witnessed the passage of time. The stone holds its own energy. The words of commemoration are carved into the stone on the bottom part of the monument. As the large monument rises skyward it appears lighter as though pointing to a brighter future. I would like to see our future free from fighting one another, living in harmony with each other. ~ 2020
When the land mass was one body symbol of unity
W40” x H50”
Scientists tell us that millions of years ago all the land was one. Continental drift created separate continents, but the continents will shift until they are reunited. Humanity is one, but many things separate and divide us. The re-uniting of people must happen faster than the reuniting of the continents. The top and bottom of my quilt warn of the dangers of climate change. Caring for the earth and for the unity of people must happen at the same time. They are not two stories, but one. Change must happen in our hearts, our minds, our actions. ~2018~