This Mail Art Show opens September 8, 2011 at the Society of Northern Alberta Print Artists (SNAP) Gallery. The title of the show is 'My Backyards is a World Away: Reflections on Local and Global Communities'.
Here's a look at my submission:
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Materials: photograph on semi-gloss paper with pen and ink, gouache, and paper collage.
The Fiction Project, orchestrated by The Art House Co-op, invites
everyone to tell illustrated stories. I signed up online to receive a blank
moleskin, filled it with my story, mailed it back, and now it’s going on tour
to Seattle (June 10-12), San Francisco, Chicago, and Winter Park. After
travelling across the country it will enter the Brooklyn Art Library’s
I’m waiting for my story book to be uploaded. It’s about Selina, a
curious fish marine biologist who sets out to find a mysterious creature. But
when she’s invited to an underwater fashion show, she finds more than expected.
In this exercise I chose a colour double spread from the picture book Madeline in London by Ludwig Bemelmans where I really liked the page layout and composition. Then I painted it in black and white to do this tonal study.