change/able

I've been working with exploration and the idea of changeability for a long time, both in my work as a leader of art and wilderness programs, as well as in my parenting and art creation. We live in an increasingly unstable climate (socially, too!), and we're going to have to adapt if we want to survive the coming changes. I think that having a flexible mind - an ability to see from diverse perspectives and to find creative solutions will be essential for all of us in the coming decades.

change/able is an installation of many layers, and many alternatives. The core series of work consists of multi-canvas pieces, easily hung and rearranged into many different configurations, and it will be displayed in a changeable, maze-like environment with a layered soundscape by DJ Bevvy Swift. The idea is to facilitate play and exploration not only with visual art but with our preconceived ideas about outcome, pattern, and the possibility of change. This page shows only a handful of the change/able pieces, but many more will be on exhibit in September 2019 at the Cove Commons Gallery on Bowen Island.

*Why the slash in the word? Because we're ABLE! The idea here is empowerment. That's the only way we can make positive change. And because even with the word changeable, there are various options for interpretation.

change/able: Love is Everything

25 canvases, each 6x6 inches. Shown in a square configuration and a diamond radial gradient configuration.

change/able: Game Of Life

acrylic, graphite and coloured pencil. 18 wood panels, each 8x8 inches.
Can be arranged as two 9x9 inch diamonds or combined as below.

change/able: Requiem/Renewal

acrylic, oil, graphite and human hair. 27 canvases, each 8x8 inches.

change/able: Red

26 canvases, each 12x12 inches.

change/able: Value

34 canvases, each 6x6 inches. Can be arranged as two 17-canvas pieces or combined, as shown below.

  

change/able: The Instability of Memory

Oil on canvas. 16 canvases, each 10x10 inches. Shown here in detail (one tile) and in two different configurations.










change/able: Space Bees

9 canvases, each 4x4 inches.

change/able: Mayflies

9 canvases, each 4x4 inches. Detail of side view, bottom.