New Series

16 Mar

Dancing Starfish with shellDeb









These two images are the first works for the ‘Creative Project’ of my INDS 560 Christian Imagination class at Regent College, UBC campus. I’m working on a series of small pieces (about relationships) in two mediums: applique cameo works and for each cameo a 8” sq. response painting. The leitmotif for the art comes from an old hymn: Count your blessings, name them one by one…

a) The applique works originate from a bag full of cut-out fabric shapes, a parting gift from friends when I moved from Alberta to BC in 2009. I’m stitching the shapes into cameos using guitar wire as the supporting hoop. There are 33 shapes in all and I intend to have at least a dozen completed for the art project.

b) It’s important that each cameo have a response painting (in acrylics) as a way of expressing something of  the unique nature of  the friendship. Creating the art is a reflective and even therapeutic process as I think about my friends one by one through prayer, stitchery, and painting.

1 Comment

Posted by on March 16, 2013 in acrylics, fibre art, mixed media


One response to “New Series

  1. Pam

    March 20, 2013 at 2:15 am

    Hi Joy,
    Enjoyed going through the blog and seeing what you have done since l last saw you. It was nice to see the completed banners. I love the starfish and the thought process behind it, the painted version makes me feel light and joyful inside. Looking forward to seeing more of your work.


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