From Fundy National Park, to The Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Canadian Art and Created Here Magazine, these Copper Bowls continute to evolve within my practice, and our shared practice (Aidan & I). .
The story: In 2008 I wrote a proposal to Fundy Park to do an artist residency with Aidan in the park, simultaneously offerring coppper bowl making workshops. Aidan and I continued this residency for 5 consecutive years, we then handed the momentum over to @craftnbmetiersdart who created a full-on-fantastic residency program: "Beneath the Surface." Then, with my crew of craftswoman, we teamed up to create #metalsix and showed work together. The second group showing we did was at the @beaverbrook art gallery: "Her Metal." My piece in #hermetal was driven by the sacred copper bowls, and my desire to explore scale and create a large, 2 foot diameter copper bowl. I cut the 3 bowls in two, explored orientation and the title of the piece I drew inspiration from called "Echo" by Joseph Drapell (part of the BAG's permanent collection). My hermetal piece seen installed here at the BAG is called "ECHO EcHO echo" ❤ Canadian art reviewed the show in their spring "femme" issue, as did Created Here Magazine in their fall "hers" issue. .
Working alongside the likes of the craftswomen in our crew #metalsix has been a driving force in continuing to make, and create. The collaboration and solution seeking that Aidan and I cooperate on on a daily basis (both in the studio, in building our house, in life) fills my cup with hope for women and feminism, hope for men and feminism, and a drive to keep making sssssmall changes with and alongside others, be they students, kids, or colleagues.
Special thanks to my friend and mentor @brigitteclavette
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