Friday, April 18, 2014

Trinity

  Trinity, 2011, 86h x 61w x 1d cm.   (34" x 24")

 Materials: re-cycled linen damask, light weight cotton foundation cloth, embroidered linen, procion dye, sewing and quilting threads, bamboo batting, backed with linen damask.  
Techniques: intuitively hand pieced using multiple foundation cloths, hand appliqué, hand quilting.  Photo: Klaus Rossler
Exhibition History
 
Although this small quilt is included in the Manitoulin Circle Project, it has two differences.  Rather than hang on the sanctuary walls like the other four large meditation panels,  this piece is intended to hang in front of the pulpit and is called an antipendium in the united church.  Only Judy Martin's hands worked on this piece. 

It was installed June 2011 in the Little Current United Church, Manitoulin Island
It went on exhibition as part of the solo exhibition, Mended World.  Organized by the Thunder Bay Art Gallery (catalog)

September 13 - October 27, 2013  Thunder Bay Art Gallery, part of the Mended World Exhibition
January 19 - March 2, 2014  Art Gallery of Sudbury, Mended World Exhibition

Easter Sunday April 20, 2014,  The four panels and the antipendium are re-installed in the Little Current United Church for permanent display.

Layers of Time


     Layers of Time, 2013, 233h x 233w x 1d cm,   (92" x 92")

Materials: re-cycled wool blanket, re-purposed domestic lace, re-cycled linen damask, foundation fabrics (light weight wool, light weight cotton, plant dyed linen), re-cycled wedding dress, silk ribbon, perle cotton #5 and #3, cordonnet lace making thread, glass beads, sewing and quilting threads, bamboo batting, backed with linen damask pieced with cotton designed by marimekko.   
Techniques:  Layering onto foundation fabrics by hand, hand stitching, hand embroidery, hand quilting, made with community assistance.  Photo:  Klaus Rossler


exhibition history
This quilt is part of the Manitoulin Circle Project which took place over four years in Little Current Manitoulin Island under the leadership of Judy Martin.  144 community members took part in hand stitching four large meditation panels.
It was installed June 2012 in the Little Current United Church, Manitoulin Island
It went on exhibition as part of the solo exhibition, Mended World.  Organized by the Thunder Bay Art Gallery (catalog)

September 13 - October 27, 2013  Thunder Bay Art Gallery, part of the Mended World Exhibition
January 19 - March 2, 2014  Art Gallery of Sudbury, Mended World Exhibition

Easter Sunday April 20, 2014,  The four panels are installed in the Little Current United Church for permanent display.

Precious Water


  Precious Water, 2013, 218h x 218w x 1d cm,   (86" x 86")

 Materials: re-cycled linen damask, commercially embroidered linen, rayon damask, silk, cotton, silk floss, perle cotton #5, heat activated shrinking material, sewing and quilting threads, bamboo batting, backed with linen damask pieced with a cotton panel designed by marimekko. 
 Technique: hand embroidery, heat activated shrinking, reverse appliqué, hand piecework, hand quilting, made with community assistance.  Photo:  Klaus Rossler

Exhibition History

This quilt is part of the Manitoulin Circle Project which took place over four years in Little Current Manitoulin Island under the leadership of Judy Martin.  144 community members took part in hand stitching four large meditation panels.
It went on exhibition as part of the solo exhibition, Mended World.  Organized by the Thunder Bay Art Gallery (catalog)

September 13 - October 27, 2013  Thunder Bay Art Gallery,  Mended World Exhibition
January 19 - March 2, 2014  Art Gallery of Sudbury, Mended World Exhibition

Easter Sunday April 20, 2014,  The four panels are installed in the Little Current United Church for permanent display.

Mended World

       Mended World, 2012, 240h x 240w x 1d cm,  (94" x 94")

      Materials: re-cycled linen and cotton damask, new silk, light weight cotton, sewing and quilting thread, linen yarn, bamboo batting, backed with linen damask pieced with cotton dsigned by marimekko, 
      Technique: hand piecing using foundation cloth, machine piecing, hand quilting, hand embroidery/quilting, made with community assistance.  
            Photo:  Klaus Rossler

Exhibition History
This quilt is part of the Manitoulin Circle Project which took place over four years in Little Current Manitoulin Island under the leadership of Judy Martin.  144 community members took part in hand stitching four large meditation panels.
It was installed June 2012 in the Little Current United Church, Manitoulin Island
It went on exhibition as part of the solo exhibition, Mended World.  Organized by the Thunder Bay Art Gallery (catalog)

September 13 - October 27, 2013  Thunder Bay Art Gallery, part of the Mended World Exhibition
January 19 - March 2, 2014  Art Gallery of Sudbury, Mended World Exhibition

Easter Sunday April 20, 2014,  The four panels are installed in the Little Current United Church for permanent display.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Earth Ark


Earth Ark, 2011  90" x 90"
re-purposed linen damask, silk noil, women's handkerchiefs, hand and machine pieced, hand embroidered and quilted.  Made with community assistance.  Part of the Manitoulin Community Circle Project

Exhibition History

2011 :  Little Current United Church sanctuary, the first of four large meditation panels that will be permanently installed.  Made over weekly meetings with Judy Martin, lead artist, and members of the wider community.  Little Current, Manitoulin Island, Ontario.

September  2013:  Thunder Bay Art Gallery.  Mended World Exhibition Thunder Bay, Ontario This exhibition was accompanied by a colour catalogue with essay by Dr. Elizabeth Kalbfleish.  
January 2014:  Art Gallery of Sudbury, Ontario as part of the Mended World Exhibition.  Sudbury, Ontario.

Easter weekend, 2014.  Little Current United Church sanctuary.  The five panels are installed for permanent exhibition.  They will be dedicated June 1, 2014.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Canadian Pioneer

 Canadian Pioneer, 48" w x 64" h, re purposed wool blankets, wool fabrics, wool yarns

 hand pieced, slashed, mended, bundle-tied, felted, quilted
completely hand stitched

Exhibition History

Ontario Craft 2013 :  Ontario Craft Council Gallery   October 2013  Toronto, Ontario
International Design Show in the Ontario Craft Council booth, November 2013, Toronto, Ontario

Lucky Protection: Northern Art Gallery   solo exhibition at the northern art gallery (Artists on Elgin) February 1 - 28, 2014 Sudbury, Ontario

Monday, December 24, 2012

Paradise is what lies beyond the horizon

 paradise is what lies beyond the horizon (one)
 paradise is what lies beyond the horizon (two)
 domestic linen, acrylic paint, thread, paper
domestic linen, found fabric, thread, paper

each measures 19" x 19" and are framed in shadowboxes under glass

exhibition record
summer 2012:  Perivale Gallery, Spring Bay Manitoulin Island
fall -winter 2012-13:  Art Gallery of Sudbury art rental  both paradise 1 and 2
winter 2014:  Lucky Protection exhibition, the northern artist gallery in artist on elgin, Sudbury, both
spring 2014:  Paradise Meditation I showed in juried exhibition,  Convergence in Tom Thomson gallery, Owen Sound