Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Memory & Narrative

This is a detail from "My Home and Native Land", the altered book component of my contribution to this exhibition with Leap Visual Artist Collective. I carved through 2500 pages of Canada's history and Canadian definitions in The Canadian Encyclopedia to create and define my "home" as truly Canadian.

The show has been hung and is ready to be viewed during the month of October in the Atrium Gallery at Place des Arts, 1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam, BC. The opening reception is Thursday, October 5th, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

I have been involved with this collective of talented thought provoking artists for 7 years or so and am very excited to be once again participating in one of our yearly theme-related shows.

7 comments:

Angela Rockett said...

Very cool altered book!

Alexandria said...

I can't wait to see it!

kj said...

this is awesome!

Barbara said...

Dear Angela, Alexandria, and KJ - thank you for the positive feedback!

Caty said...

love it!

MiJa said...

this is so freakin cool! How did you come up with this concept, and how long did it take for you to cut all the pages? Lovely lovely!

Cynthia said...

Hello Barbara! I'm always so happy to find a new artist whose work I really enjoy. I know this is an older post, but I really enjoy your constructions, especially this altered book and some of the other paper mache sculptures. Your paintings are also very fun and whimsical. I'll have to check back!