Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Sculpture # 275

Found object (Potato Masher) crocheted twine, wool

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Sculptures # 271, 272, 273, 274

Wood rings, rubber balls, netting twine

Crocheted cotton and straw ring

Wool, cotton crocheted over mixing beater

Crochet cotton, wood rings

Thursday, November 21, 2013

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

Recycled beach find . .(dog toy)  crocheted wools, twine
Driftwood with lace and crochet
Crocheted tarred hemp over found object
Wood ring and crocheted cottons
Paper mache covered chestnuts, cheesecloth, oxides, crochet
Recycled fishnet and crochet
Crocheted ribbon and cotton
Driftwood, recycled mixer part, crochted cotton
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