Sunday, November 4, 2007

Working with Canadian International Artist forum

This was a wonderful opportunity to work on a hands on program where I was creating samples of my work on silk to the public.

This allowed me to show how these designs were produced and an insight to the details it took to
elaborate on simple designs where members of the public could look and learn how the process was done.

Friday, August 10, 2007

coming into silk

This is a picture taken with me while I was busy setting up the paints for an interesting program called "Five Yards of My Soul", an Interactive On-site Textile Art Show, curated by Asma and Arshad Mahmood featuring Susan Anderson.
It was great to work in a large space again. The project was to create a beautiful saari and that ... it was.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Two tapestries at The Delta Hotel in downtown Toronto.

This was a great opportunity two illustrations I created that I was able to translate into a tapestry.
The one called The Wave is a great exercise using a blend of blue yarns that create a great transition from light blue to dark giving an effect the sea wave does when it recedes back from the sand.
These two works of art are currently hanging at the Delta Hotel in downtown Toronto in the business section of the hotel.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Arabic corners

This corner design was very interesting highlight for a beautiful detail that made a difference for a simple area rug.
Here we used it as a prop for a "Technics" advertisement.

The pathway

This is one of the most fun I had working with designing a rug.

Here we were left with just very few letf over yarns and well, we wont say his name...he gets upset when you put it out publically.... was very clear he was not willing to throw it out. So, here we were left with limited resources and had to come up with an abstract design that could of course be used as a eye catcher.
I think we did a good job on that one. We were very lucky to have had the opportunity to place this with beautiful furniture.

Saturday, February 3, 2007

Going with the grain

This was an incredible opening to a simple solution for an area rug. Here the idea was to use the same wood grain and continue it into the rug. My client had very simple furniture setting but this arrived up as the Front cover of a national trade magazine and that sure made my client very happy.

Thursday, February 1, 2007

Southern Shores was the name of this piece . The size of this piece was 6'x4' enough to make any furniture stand out. The colours used are very vibrant and tropical creating a very whimsical effect.

Monday, January 22, 2007


We ended calling this piece Movement because although it had many other variations in it interpretation, I thought it to be appropriate to elevate it to just its true meaning to action. In this same debate I recall just establishing a line a medium and the use of gradation to produce volume.
An different approach perhaps to a known image but a very subtle sensuality that gave a small hint of seduction.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Man and woman

Here is a moment in time when the subject for this tapestry was debated by many.
It was to resemble the concept of man and woman and how the two tones represent not only our differences but also our thoughts that surround us. How could you depict graphically and yet create a piece that would become a recognizable image that could be placed not only on the wall but also on the floor. Can you imagine a glass table on top of it surrounded by a black couch. I am sure it sure was a talked about piece when guests came to the table.
I can count the many other ones that came to mind but seemed a little over the top. This piece was produced back in the mid 90's and our client had a great laugh while we gave her this whimsical approach to a smile.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Great moments of experimentation

This art piece size is a beautiful process of experimentation. The original size is in fact 18'x12'.
The type of yarn used is wool and it has an interesting
play not only with color but mostly with texture. This was the culmination of all our art into this very graphic piece.
When it is reduced to a small size it has quite a different feeling than when you think of it in its actual size.
I must admit that the feeling of texture is far more evident and appealing than it does at such a small size.
This piece makes me smile, there were great moments, it was like playing music. I believe that this piece will be remembered by many as it has a good feeling in its totality.

Thank you for the gift

Thank you for the gift