This time last year I was getting ready to hang a new collection of work, Honey Honey. Somehow, I didn't manage to learn my lesson about piling art projects on top of what is arguably the busiest part of my year and here I am again, covered in wax and making art. This new series is a close relative of Honey Honey, with many of the same photos and carefully selected words being transferred onto wood and wax. But this time the wax is pigmented with vibrant oil paint, so the collection is alive with color. Rather like a field of flowers, I suppose. This series, From a Million Flowers, will be hanging as part of a group show at the long-beloved Pynelogs Gallery in Invermere for the next two weeks. The opening is Wednesday, September 17 from 7-9pm and I'll be there to mix and mingle with the other artists (and you!).
The title comes care of Ray Bradbury, in the novel Dandelion Wine. “Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don't they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers.”