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Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Square Foot Fertility

This is a piece I painted for the Square Foot Show (Twist Gallery, 1100 Queen St. W, August 4-19), looking at the concept of "fertility" through the fairly obvious symbolism of children and flowers. I've been thinking of Victorian-esque almost religious images like these (in particular in portraiture) for a while now, and I usually use the Square Foot Show as an opportunity to try out new ideas.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

The Bleach Splatter Dress!

Summer is all about projects!  I've been wanting to try this for a while, based on a dress I saw in a store a few years ago.  I bought this cheap cotton dress from H&M ($17 I think) with this idea in mind, and I'm thrilled with the result.  A little clorox, a toothbrush, a rubber glove, and a lecture from my paramedic friend about forgetting to wear safety glasses...

and now I have a new favourite dress!