9 Days & a Sneak Peek

With Contact 2016 opening only 9 days away Michelle and I are stitching our art installation together as quickly as possible.  Michelle has sent a sneak peek at her part in our project:    Her stitch work tells the story of the kāhuli, Hawaiian Tree Snails, and their populations here.  No, the kāhuli do notContinue reading “9 Days & a Sneak Peek”

10 Days until Contact 2016 Opening, March 24

Baby fresh greens are being created today. On the Philodendron, new leaves begin a paler green and unroll themselves when they are ready to face the hot tropical sunshine.     Created using 24 gauge colored copper wire, the baby leaves are then curled and wired into the roll.       Largest leaves are designed using 18Continue reading “10 Days until Contact 2016 Opening, March 24”

7 Lessons Learnt* During My Artist Residency

After a bit of time unpacking my suitcase and settling into my new home here in Hawai’i, I’ve reflected on some of what I’ve learned about myself as an artist during my time as Artist-in-Residence at Tanks Arts Centre: 7. Bring my laptop! Several weeks of living, working & playing through my smartphone is enoughContinue reading “7 Lessons Learnt* During My Artist Residency”

Butterfly Rainforest Exhibition through May 11

The Butterfly Rainforest is finished and will be on exhibition through May 11 at the Cairns Botanic Gardens’ Visitor Centre everyday from 10:30 – 3PM. Professional photographer Michael Marzik has snapped some great photos of the Butterfly Rainforest art installation and I’ve posted a few here, there are more in my Portfolio.  Come explore theContinue reading “Butterfly Rainforest Exhibition through May 11”

Collaboration

It’s been 5 years since the original idea of creating a wire crochet butterfly installation crossed my mind. Part of a brainstorming session with my friend Tracy in San Diego about the “Rites of Passage” theme for a festival the next year. Thus began the crochet chapter of my life. A couple tips from SarahContinue reading “Collaboration”

Uninterrupted Work

It has been such a luxury to have days and days in a row of uninterrupted time to just work on my Butterfly Rainforest! Each day brings such a huge amount of progress it leaves me so much to look forward the next day. While the photos don’t look like I’ve made much progress, actualContinue reading “Uninterrupted Work”

Butterfly Rainforest Research is Solid

The area in the Cairns Botanic Gardens where I am working is a multi-use space and I found myself attending the latest “Walk & Talk” event hosted by Friends of the Botanic Gardens: Watching Out for Wicked Weeds.   Many native butterflies here in Far North Queensland enjoy plants and flowers from non-native species. SomeContinue reading “Butterfly Rainforest Research is Solid”