galleries > sardine saints & dustpan gods

exhibition at the Dale Smith Gallery in Ottawa, Canada
Feb. 8 - March 2, 2008

Artist Statement:

1:42 am

awake……a scratching in the kitchen. I enter bleary-eyed. Caught in the act, Sense freezes then takes a running leap out the window, leaving Common slouching in the corner staring stupidly at his feet. Something lurking in the toaster grabs hold of my probing fork and burns my toast. Poseidon, sleeping obliviously amongst the sardines, almost gets eaten in my sandwich. Curiosity flutters around my head and leads me to the pantry. I peer into the dimness and in wonder witness a new Idea being born.

An avid collector of ‘things,’ I have, for this series, decided to let these objects dictate their own stories to me. I have used wood boxes and tins, molds and baroque metal objects as bases for each piece. Piling them on top of each other or on their own, they create little altar pieces and homes for the many saints and mythological entities that choose to inhabit them. Pure flights of fancy and a predilection for Greek myths and the sometimes absurd stories of the many saints is the raison d’être of this series.

zeus
tin, photo, acrylic, found objects, fabric, papier-mache
2008
selene
tin, photo, found object, acrylic, feathers, polymer clay, wood
2008
poseidon
tin, photo, found objects, acrylic
2008
petite soeur
tin, photo, found objects, acrylic
9" x 8" x 1"
2008
$500
persephone
tin, photo, acrylic, found objects, wood
2008
nephele
tin, photo, acrylic, found objects, fabric, feathers
2008
narcissus
tin, photo, found objects, acrylic, polymer clay, wood
2008
morpheus
tin, photo, acrylic, wood, found objects
2008
l'oiseau
wood, tin, photo, acrylic, found objects
2008
icarus' sister
tin, photo, acrylic, found objects, wood
2008
hypnos & sons
tin, photo, found objects, acrylic, wood
2008
hestia
tin, photo, found objects, acrylic, papier-mache
2008
helios
tin, photo, found objects, acrylic, papier-mache
2008
hades
tin, photo, acrylic, papier-mache, found objects
2008
eurydice
tin, photo, wood, acrylic, found objects, polymer clay
2008
echo
tin, photo, acrylic, found object, wood
2008
divine twins
tin, found photo, japanese paper, acrylic
2008
eos
papier-maché, acrylic, feathers, tin, japanese paper, found object
2008