after incubating for some time in my studio the horses are set free next week: Horse #10 is at the Wallace Awards at the Pah Homestead, opening Monday 3 September. and this pony is joining a line-up of sock ponies, accompanied by the carrot, in the Gow Langsford Window on the corner of Wellesley andContinue reading “The Week Of The Horse”
I have been crocheting a large carrot, it is not a crafty feel-good thing, nor is it a post feminist reclaiming the soft arts thing. It is just that my my drawings have almost always been of crochet carrots, so it seemed only right. Suffice to say I will not be one of those granniesContinue reading “crochet carrot”
For the most part the relationship I have with my drawings is one of interested distance. The drawings emerge doing their own thing and I attend to them with care and respect for their autonomy. Strangely, sometimes they turn out to be drawings of me. Self-portraits if you like. It is always sightly disconcerting toContinue reading “Some days I am a rabbit, other days I am a pig or a cat or just stranger with pointed fangs.”
If a rabbit had a toy what would it be? A crochet carrot I think. After drawing many crochet carrots clutched by bunnies I learnt to crochet and made one. It turned out just like I imagine a crochet carrot looking and feeling as I am drawing it. Spookily just like it, easily, first try,Continue reading “Crochet Carrot”
At the opening of Come on You Little Rabbit, my first exhibition of bunny paintings, two women approached me to ask about the carrots. They were mother and daughter; the younger woman was in her early twenties and looking somewhat embarrassed. The mother explained that were discussing the possible meanings of the carrots and that sheContinue reading “What is it with bunnies and carrots?”
thinking about it, the very first drawings with carrots were not bunny drawings at all; it was these self-portraits. I did them in 2004, they were my first move away from the painting machine work I was doing at the time. They are shown here at the Whitespace gallery in Newmarket.
Bunny Girl Has A Carrot. Bunny Boy Has His Hands In His Pockets. A friend recently found these 50’s plastic toys in the family toy box and has let me play with them for a while. They are great for so many reasons: The girl is holding a carrot; I am sure in the 50’sContinue reading “Bunny Girl Has A Carrot.”