A Full Heart
An examination of hearts, primarily in digital collage and mixed media, where the pigment prints* are the originals, not reproductions of physical artworks, though physically-made material has been layered in digitally.
I started from a fascination with anatomical illustrations and models, which I studied by making numerous drawings in carbon and brush and ink. Drawing allows me to contemplate subject matter and move inside it. This process led me to consider different states of the heart, and to look for analogous visual material (branches, coral, etc) to explore it with.
FULL, BREAKING, RAW, TANGLED, BOUND, WRAPPED, COMPLICATED, GROWING, EMPTIED, STRONG.
Our guidance system, the source of our vulnerability and empathy, courage and love, yet it can fail us (or do we fail it?) and we can lose it. I hope that in this show of visual musings you will find something.
Click on any thumbnail below to view slideshow:
All of the images in this gallery are digital mixed media pigment prints on hot press paper. Except for 'Head Meets Heart' above, they are 36” x 24” (image size 24” x 18”), edition of 3, $385. each
Also available in a very affordable edition of 15, on 11 x 8.5” (letter size) paper, for $25. each
Please contact me directly via the contact form on this website if you wish to purchase or with any questions.
'A Full Heart' was part of the 'Cross-Breeds' group exhibition of collage and mixed media artworks at the new Art Hub Gallery in Toronto.
334 Dundas St West, across the street from the Art Gallery of Ontario (and downstairs from the Art Square Café and Gallery).
Update: Kal Honey and I taught 2-hour workshops at the gallery on Sunday, October 22 and they were packed! Thanks to everyone who attended, we are encouraged to do more at this location. Please let us know if that is a location that would suit you.
* "Pigment" refers to the type of ink used in professional-level inkjet printers (using 8 or more inks for colour fidelity, subtlety and detail) that are the standard for art prints. Sometimes called giclée prints, they must also be printed onto a suitable surface (e.g. acid-free paper). As with most original works of art, the prints need protection from moisture, contact and (like everything else on earth) they can be damaged by ultraviolet light, so they will last longer if kept out of direct sunlight.