Posts Tagged ‘abstract’

Vancouverites, Sarah Gee exhibit opens July 9

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

My design partner, the artist Sarah Gee, is having an opening on Friday, July 9, for a 2-day solo exhibition at the beautiful studio of designer and TV person Brad Gough. Come by if you’re in Vancouver, especially if you didn’t have the fortitude to line up to buy her work at the Cheaper Show.

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Mark Grotjahn, butterfly

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

Drawing/painting by Mark Grotjahn, one of his many pieces featuring an abstract butterfly. These are reminiscent to me of the work of children’s book illustrator Brian Wildsmith.

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Free Rain – mural in Edmonton, Alberta

Friday, August 28th, 2009

It would be nice to have a mural like this in Vancouver. It was designed by B.C. artist James K-M. Information on the mural, and on the collaborative community work of producing it, is here. Click below for a video interview with one of the coordinators.

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Stellated polyhedra – mathematical models

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

When I was about 12, my dad and I built four stellated polyhedra (star-shaped, many-sided platonic solids). Dad, a mathematician and math teacher, used the book shown below as a resource and then worked out his own dimensions and angles (you can see his notations right in the book). We hung the three largest polyhedra from the kitchen ceiling and they remained up there all the years I was growing up.

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Circa 1968

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

More far out interiors from The Practical Encyclopedia of Good Decorating and Home Improvement, Greystone Press, 1970.

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Geometric landscape quilt

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

This amazing textile is actually the back of a quilt by Lauren Venell, but it could just as easily be the front. Venell’s fabric is dark blue denim, with light grey quilting thread to show the quilting design in contrast, and she pieced and quilted the whole thing by hand on the sewing machine.

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