July 29, 2011

Square Foot Show 2011

It's that time again for AWOL's annual Square Foot Show. This year I will have 2 pieces of art on display, including a new one called "I Wish..." Here is a square inch sample of my square foot--I dare you to find it among the hundreds of artworks!

The reception will be at Twist Gallery on Saturday August 6th at 7pm.

Show Dates: Saturday August 6th – August 21st, 2011
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 12 – 7pm & Sunday 12 – 5 pm.
Location: Twist Gallery, 1100 Queen Street West (just West of Dovercourt)

July 04, 2011

Photo Transfer Magic

I wish I could keep these patterns to use in my artwork! But they magically appear briefly for about 15 minutes before it dries away.

Transferring my photographs onto mylar is one of the first steps of my art process. This is done by applying a thin layer of a liquid polymer to the front side of a laser printout. Then it is flipped upside down and placed on top of the mylar. What you see here, is the back of the laser print. The polymer soaked through the paper in the white parts of the image more quickly than the coloured areas with ink. Eventually, the paper dries back to white and then I peel off the paper while the ink remains fixed to the mylar.

With the positive/negative shapes, I think they look similar to the effects of cyanotypes!