Sunday, July 31, 2011
i borrowed this book from the library at my work - it immediately caught my eye. here are some great photos from inside. the author is clearly a cutie. i especially like the prints (which were cut from stone!!) and the orange double-spread is carved from a whale vertebrae.
all the members of my work were invited to take part in a very neat project called Artifactory, where each artist chooses a heritage house in waterloo and represents it in whatever medium they'd like. my house is the devitt-voelker house, with this description:
The Devitt-Voelker house has elements of the mid-nineteenth-century Victorian Gothic style in which the romantic was replacing the formality of the earlier Georgian. This change was resulted from a borrowing from various styles and traditions, including Greek, Roman and medieval. Among those elements are the “gingerbread” bargeboards and tall finial on the dormer, the broken arch of the gable's window, and the tripartite windows of the front facade."
I am in love with it. I'm going to represent it using solvey and thread - a technique perfected by miss meghan herself, but i am stealing it. ill create each wall leaving windows open, and when the whole house is constructed in 3d thread, ill get a small light for the inside. the show runs from september 14 to february 24, in the city of waterloo museum.
here is a historical photo and some i took last night for reference.
i haven't blogged for a while, forgive me. meghan has been picking up my slack. let's start off with one of my favourite things - vintage kitchen implements. this website, lone hand, has a whole section for the vintage chef. the native head jar is "perfect for a sourdough starter batch". something beautiful about that. and those are real antler handles.