Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Turtles


After two months of work, it has finally been finished. This is my son's new quilt, done in time for his birthday!

Exhibition Opening



It's official, and my name is on the list :-)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Details

"Back so soon?" you ask. Yup! I thought you might like to see the details of "reDefining herSelf". Can't wait for Feb. 18!!!!




If I didn't mention it before, this piece is constructed out of cotton thread sewn (by machine) onto unbleached cotton and is stretched over a triple-primed wooden panel. For anyone who is interested in purchasing it, drop me a line at info@amlawrie.com. I haven't had time to post the picture onto my website yet (www.amlawrie.com), but will get there eventually.
My next/current project is a turtle quilt for my son's birthday, which is coming up soon. Can't wait for the weekend with uninterrupted sewing time! The top of the quilt is finished -- I just need to construct the back (from his favourite old T-shirts).

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

"Sometime" blogger

A friend and I were talking on the phone tonight, discussing our lives and what we've been up to. She apparently is a regular visitor to this site and expressed her disappointment that I haven't been keeping up with my blog entries. She wondered what art I had been making and what's been happening in my classes. I guess I am not good at being a regular blogger (at least not at this point -- too busy "doing" to post).



I successfully completed the Embodiment course and am on to the course covering Drama and curriculum -- more specifically, we are looking at and learning about "performative inquiry". It has been an interesting course so far and very thought-provoking. I see more artwork arising from it. I have already completed one "art doll" on the subject of the labels we wear during our lives (more along the line of identity of Self, which is what the last piece concentrated on). There are a few more doll ideas bubbling around in my head, ready to be made into something tangible.



In the meantime, I leave you with a photo of last semester's art piece, reDefining herSelf, which has been accepted into the group exhibition "Drawn" at Two Rivers Gallery in Prince George. Opening night is on February 18, and the exhibit will run until the end of April.
The piece is a sewn drawing (48" x 27"), stretched over a wooden frame. All the figures are from grahpite or charcoal drawings I have made in the past few years.