"Hi Wendy :-) Thank you for your comments. THe book at the gallery was called the Moose Book made of old shingles that opened on hinges. A very brown, white and black front and when you opened the pages they were ver colourful with mostly a turquiose…"
"Congrats on the Whitestone Gallery show Suzanne, looks like a great show, which piece did you put in? And, WOW, The RAW looks like a fantastic venue too. I'll have to keep that in mind for next year. Great to see there is an affordable show for…"
Just want to say I love your work !! Maybe a person to ask would be Dale Coupland since she does kindred spirit assemblages but in New Zealand. ( although she travels the world with her collages and assemblages) She is a great sharing…"
Fascinated by your work. I can see great potential for some of these drawn characters to become 3D puppets or sculptures. I really enjoy the work of Dale Copeland in the assemblage/collage media she works in. You might like her…"
"I have included 2 books and one "Coffe Table " with a book on its table top from a series I did called " Read Me LIke A Book".
Most art pieces hung on a wall are not to be touched. The pieces are meant to be…"
Describe your style of art and materials you like to use?
My artwork is about “Revamping Yesterday”. I work in paper mache, acrylic and collage using the castoff, outmoded, obsolete, the broken, thrown away, old fashion and out-of-fashion objects and materials. Not to reinvent them or use them in a proper sense, but to display them in a respectful, albeit most times whimsical, artful manner.
Congrats on the Whitestone Gallery show Suzanne, looks like a great show, which piece did you put in? And, WOW, The RAW looks like a fantastic venue too. I'll have to keep that in mind for next year. Great to see there is an affordable show for up-and-coming artists in T.O. There were a lot of really cool artworks on their website!
Hi Suzanne, luv your style!!!! Fantastic sculptures and assemblage pieces. Kindred spirit for sure. And I see you are from Ontar-re-air-re-O. I went to UofG, small world eh?;) Look forward to seeing more of your work.
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