Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Sculptue # 275

#275
Found object (Potato Masher) crocheted twine, wool

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Sculptures # 271, 272, 273, 274

#271
Wood rings, rubber balls, netting twine

#272
Crocheted cotton and straw ring

#273
Wool, cotton crocheted over mixing beater

#274
Crochet cotton, wood rings

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Sculptures, 262, 263, 264, 265, 266, 267, 268, 269, 270

#262
Recycled beach find . .(dog toy)  crocheted wools, twine
#263
Driftwood with lace and crochet
#264
Crocheted tarred hemp over found object
#265
Wood ring and crocheted cottons
#266
Paper mache covered chestnuts, cheesecloth, oxides, crochet
#267
Recycled fishnet and crochet
#268
Crocheted ribbon and cotton
#269
Driftwood, recycled mixer part, crochted cotton
#270
Fishing net, crocheted hemp, twine

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Sculpture # 261

Crocheted wool, raffia, twine over wood

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Sculpture # 260

Recycled glove, crocheted cottons, wools, twine

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Sculpture # 259

Another in the found object revisioning, a decorative metal framework forms the base of this work.
Crocheted ribbon, cottons, wool, twine

Monday, July 29, 2013

Sculpture # 258

Driftwood, twine, crocheted cotton, paint

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Sculpture # 257

driftwood, metal hook, hemp, crocheted netting twine and cotton

Sculpture # 256

Needle felted wool over recycled neck rest support, crocheted cotton

Sculpture # 255

Found objects and crocheted ribbon and cotton

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Sculpture # 254

Driftwood, crocheted ribbon, cotton, wool

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Sculpture # 253

Driftwood, crocheted cotton, netting twine

Monday, April 8, 2013

Sculpture # 252

Recycled masher, duct tape over plastic mold, crocheted wool, cotton

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Sculpture # 251

Net float, recycled styrofoam "noodle", hockey tape, crocheted cotton, ribbon


Sculpture 250

Wrapped twine over driftwood and crocheted twine, cotton

Sculpture # 249

Crocheted yarns, ribbon

Friday, April 5, 2013

Sculpture # 248

A Newfoundland "pot holder" is now at home in its new form. 
Crocheted netting twine, wool, cotton, batting


Thursday, March 7, 2013

Sculpture # 247

Sometimes there is a shape that inspires a work. 
A broken coat hanger helped direct this one.
Wood, crocheted twine and wool, plastic rings

Sculpture # 246

Out of the bin of materials - cords and colours that say my turn . . . 

Sculpture # 245

A wearable piece . . a reclaimed glove.
It just makes your hand want to dance and play.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Sculpture # 244

A recycled belt was the start of this piece - the rest followed.
 Crocheted cotton, twine, caulking, belt

Monday, February 18, 2013

Sculpture # 243

Nuno felting experiment with crocheted wool and needle felted sections.

Sculpture # 242

crocheted plastic ribbon, wool, cotton, wood

The remnants from the basket of work in progress . .  time to replenish the materials bin.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Sculpture # 241

Wood, crocheted wool, cotton, lettraset

Once in awhile there seems to be a work that develops "a tale" along it's path to being formed. This work certainly is one of those . . 
Last evening while crocheting, the needle (below) split into two pieces. I have probably crocheted well over 100 of the works using this needle. It is rare that a metal needle breaks this way. 
I decided to take the work in progress with me to the studio today.
This morning while walking through Beacon Hill Park on my way into town. I decided to take a shortcut through the foot path in the park . . past a few trees and into the clearing up the hill, walking along at a steady pace when all of a sudden I am stopped short with a tension at my backpack and look behind me to see that the work had been unravelling for at least a quarter of a mile, somehow a branch had found its way into my backpack and caught one of the 3 ply of wools in the work and continued to unravel as I walked without me knowing or sensing anything until it ran to its end. I started back along the path  (rewinding the ball of wool) thinking it must be a few feet, . . then seeing the sun hit the line I could see it was all the way back to the very point I entered the park. I felt as if I was in some puzzling performance work. I couldn't help but laugh at the strangeness of the moment. I was determined that today would see the completion of this sculpture. 
The typographic component came about at the last moment as I was completing the edging. I decided to do some free form placement of the letters without any preconcieved notion to form words, interesting that when finished I handed it to a studio mate who immediately said that he could see the word "PUZZLING".
And so it goes . . . lets see what's in store for # 242


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Sculpture # 240

#240 started with very long wool scarf, it was rolled tight and crocheted over top.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Sculpture # 239

Crocheted netting twine, cotton, recycled ornament

Sunday, January 13, 2013

# 238

crocheted cotton, wool
# 238 in the series


Thursday, October 25, 2012

# 237

Crocheted plastic ribbon and netting twine, plastic mesh

Sunday, October 14, 2012

# 236

crocheted fabric and netting twine

Monday, October 8, 2012

Sculpture # 235

Felted wool and crocheted cotton

Sculpture # 234

# 234 
crocheted wools, cotton

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Sculpture # 233

#233
In the collecting of materials fragments of other works wait their turn to find a new placement in the re-visioning of objects. 
This one has wood-putty-dipped crochet as the starting point. It evolved randomly from there. . .while on bus trips and ferry rides.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Sculpture # 232


#232 
Wood, crocheted plastic, wool, cotton

Monday, October 1, 2012

Sculpture # 231

a revisioning of the "dishcloth"

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

# 230

Paper, rubber, cotton, wood

Monday, May 7, 2012

# 229

Recycled kitchen implement, twines, wool, cotton

Thursday, May 3, 2012