Whenever a year comes to a close I always marvel at how fast it passed and this year is no different. It's true that this was a year like no other. Here in Toronto we started 2021 in a lockdown but by late spring we were seeing glimmers of hope that we were getting to a point where we could start putting the pandemic behind us and get back to spending time with family and friends and doing the things we love. COVID it seems had other plans and it looks like we're ending the year very much the same way that we started.
As I look back on this year and the work that I've produced, I'm comforted in the fact that I've produced some quality images, some that have gone on to sell quite well and participated in a number of virtual art shows.
I launched this site in February and have spent the better part of the year tweaking and adding content. If you haven't explored the different galleries and pages go ahead and do so now...and let me know what you think.
With travel being almost non-existent this year it did give me the opportunity to practice and enhance my in-studio techniques and focus on a number of personal projects.
I created a new body of work titled "Orime No" which means folded or creased in Japanese. Using magazines, books and paper, that might otherwise end up in a recycling bin, I created whimsical and creative fine art images that defies the perceived notion of static imagery. Pages are folded and molded to created a 3D sculpture that is then photographed, creating a permanent altered state.