A Stone is Nobody's
Screenprint on paper
9ft wide by 22ft long
at the AGO First Thursday March 6, 2014
Situated directly across from Janice Kerbel’s wallpaper piece, A Stone Is Nobody’s is a screen printed hanging banner, a curtain draped against a window, a large piece of wallpaper sagging off a wall, or even a giant cryptic map. Mysterious and elusive, like an ancient document yet to be decoded, the composition depicts an interior domestic space whose the objects have unfamiliar properties: the lamp gives off darkness, for example, and the perspective of the room is distorted.
With this work, the artist depicts a duality inherent in domestic life: our homes and objects are transitory, temporary structures that offer us sentimental value, helping to ward off feelings of isolation and loneliness. This piece struggles with the desire to find a place to belong to without claiming ownership to that place.
My most recent wallpaper project. I screenprinted 265 18" x 24" size sheets, then pasted them up by hand. BIG BIG THANK YOU to Carl Didur for helping me with all the high up areas (from bottom to top at highest point measures over 20ft!!!). Thank you to Double Double Land for your help and support, and Julia Dickens for helping me varnish the paper.
|new pine ledge and painted column|
|view looking up|
|down the stairs|
OK so my friend Brooke Manning just opened this incredible store called Likely General at 389 Roncesvalles Ave, modelled after the traditional general store. The shop features handmade, small batch, responsible products. AND I got to design, screenprint and install wallpaper for the store!
I've done a couple wallpaper projects now and I really enjoy making specifically with someone/something in mind. Brooke has a great colour/design scheme with the whole store done in cream, black, grey and red, which I tried to match. It was a funny coincidence too that my wallpaper had this red half circle, and Brooke had bought these red mats in the same shape. I love that kind of stuff.
So happy to be the first featured artist at Airin Mcguinty's beautiful new store, Newold's in Hamilton. I wallpapered a big wall and have prints, tote bags and shirts for sale for the next month, go check it out! There is an art crawl this Friday, May 11th. Newold's is located at 240 James Street North. Guaranteed you will find a special treasure there, Airin's got the magic eye!
red to green blend inspired by this carwash mitt I got at Honest Ed's
Some pictures of the wallpapering and stage installations I did for Feast in the East. The wallpapers are screenprinted on manilla and are 18" x 24" I have lots left if you want!
Goodnight Moon was one of my favourite books as a kid; the illustrations were a huge influence on me. This is my version of the cover.
corner 2 corner
astroturf, screenprinted vinyl shower curtains, tropical plants and favourite alien lamp (a gift from Airin McGuinty!)