I haven’t written in a little while but I now have some great news for followers in the area who haven’t had a chance to see my fractals in person yet. I am showing those that are left (31 pieces) at the Station Arts Centre in Tillsonburg for the month of March. The show opens March 6 (this Friday) at 7-9 pm. It runs until April 7. The show is called, this time, A Fractal Universe. Come land in it!
Congratulations to the European Space Agency, and to all of humanity, for boldly going where no one has gone before… for landing the human-built robot Philae on a comet!!
This is truly a historic moment and an example of how our imaginations can lead us to realities our ancestors may have considered impossibilities. It will lead to a greater understanding of our solar system and of the universe.
In honour of this event, I’m posting my piece called The Landing. I can’t think of a better day to do it! It’s purely imaginary, constructed of three different fractals, and belongs in the realm of fantasy or science fiction. But then, not so long ago, so did landing on a comet…
I made the news today – and while an actual review would have been nice, I will take free advertising without complaint! This article appeared on the front page of the Today section in The London Free Press, and I am grateful to them! Nice to be featured with these other excellent artists as well.
I have decided to post my own watermarked photo of the featured painting they chose for the article – it will give you a better idea of the colour. This is one of the five watercolours on gesso that are in the exhibit, and it’s called Colourfest. Like the others, it began as a digitally generated fractal, and developed from there.
Another item of publicity is this video made by The ARTS Project. It was the end of the day we hung the show, so I hope I am not rambling too much in it. You can see Colourfest hanging behind me!
Tonight is the night! Yesterday we hung the art and it is all ready for viewing. My husband helped, and he was wondering where I had been hiding it all. Here is a sneak peak at some of the titles for you, and a photo of me hanging some of my first ones on the wall of the lovely gallery at The ARTS Project.
“Turbulence & Bubbles”; “Stardance”; “Nature’s Drapery”; “Negative Nebulae”; “Mother of Moths”; “Fried Eggs”; “The Mage Emerges”… There are 39 pieces of art in all.
The ones you see in the photo are watercolour paintings on paper.
I would like also, at this time, to acknowledge the excellent digital image printing services of Posterjack, of Toronto. They are the company which I use to print my digital fractals on metal. Over the course of three years they have consistently provided wonderful service and attention to quality. The show consists of 18 paintings, 15 metal prints, and six photographs. The photographs were printed using high quality archival paper and inks by Highlander Studios, of Woodstock, and I am so pleased with the results!
Some other tools I have employed to make my art are the software which I use to generate the fractals I start with. I have primarily used Spangfract XTel, and Oxidizer, on my iMac. These programs provide me with infinite possibilities and I thank them for that! My frames and many of my other art supplies were purchased at Guthrie’s Art Supplies & Framing, of London – mainly because they also provide excellent service and reasonable prices – and Olga knows me when I walk in. Richard and Sandra, at The ARTS Project, were very helpful with advice and equipment for hanging yesterday. Finally, I would like to acknowledge the funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.
I hope, if you are able, you will join me tonight as we celebrate the show opening. 7-9 pm!