November 29, 2012
If you didn’t get to see me at Made in Windsor last week, check out some of my new pieces in Artcite’s annual Doin’ the Louvre fundraiser show! Opening November 30th at 7pm and running until December 22, it’s always an amazing show full of fantastic, very affordable local art.
I’ve got a selection of brand new cowls and bandannas in the show, ones that were left over from Made in Windsor that haven’t even made it into the Greenwears shop yet. Here’s a preview:
And I will be working the opening, so if you come out we can schmooze it up and have some fun!
Posted by jodi on November 29, 2012 at 3.23pm
June 23, 2012
Some of my tattoo flash that the kids coloured at the opening reception of A History of Monsters.
You can still see the show until July 22 at rEvolution gallery + studio in downtown Kingsville. And yes, you can still colour!
Posted by jodi on June 23, 2012 at 7.37am
June 12, 2012
If you’re anywhere in the vicinity of Kingsville, Ontario I’d love for you to come to my exhibition at rEvolution gallery + studio. I’ll be showing a series of drawings created specifically for this venue. The reception will be fun and there will be those snacks you like. And if you get bored you can nip into the back and get a tattoo.
Posted by jodi on June 12, 2012 at 2.05pm
May 6, 2012
Lizard body bird leg lady with antlers. In progress, drawing for my upcoming show in Kingsville.
Posted by jodi on May 6, 2012 at 11.26am
April 18, 2012
Here’s an installation shot of the Broken City Lab project Two Tales of a City at Hamilton Artists Inc., for which I sewed all of those many, many giant letters and metres upon metres of bunting a few months ago.
Photo courtesy of Broken City Lab
Click this link to read about the installation process and the accompanying public workshops Broken City Lab members conducted in Hamilton as part of the project.
Posted by jodi on April 18, 2012 at 3.16pm
March 5, 2012
Making future heirlooms! Photoshoot tomorrow at the grocery store. It’s going to be a fun one.
Posted by jodi on March 5, 2012 at 11.59pm
March 1, 2012
Check out this trailer for a series of documentary shorts by Daragh Sankey about the artists and projects that made up Broken City Lab‘s Storefront Residencies for Social Innovation series in summer 2010. During this residency I gave my Sweater Factory project a trial run (and learned some important things: the sweaters I was making were such a pain to put together that they’re still not finished, a problem that needs a solution before I can take this project on the road).
Posted by jodi on March 1, 2012 at 8.35am
February 18, 2012
It has been a while but I’ve started drawing in these drum leaf sketchbooks again.
Posted by jodi on February 18, 2012 at 6.46pm
January 19, 2012
Progress on the bird drawing:
Start of a new drawing:
The second drawing is inspired in part by this one, from Aldrovandi; I was originally going to put a headdress on the deer (I was thinking of an octopus for a headdress, actually), but once the antler was in there it felt like too much. Somebody in one of these drawings is definitely going to be wearing an octopus on their head, though.
Posted by jodi on January 19, 2012 at 6.21pm
January 14, 2012
For an upcoming (date TBA) solo show of tattoo flash drawings at rEvolution gallery & studio in Kingsville.
For inspiration I am looking at: early printed books about animals and mythological creatures, in particular my old favourites, Edward Topsell*’s The Historie of The Foure-Footed Beastes (1607) and The Historie of Serpents (1608), and Ulisse Aldrovandi**’s Monstrorum historia cum Paralipomenis historiae omnium animalium (1642); old botanical engravings of weeds and mushrooms; various danse macabres of different eras; renaissance manuscript illuminations of fantastic animals, demons, hellmouths and the like; early 20th century ex libris plates***; old lace pattern books; typeface catalogues; old engravings of insects and cephalopods and who knows what else.
*I’ve been scanning images from facsimile editions of the Topsell, but you can find images of the plates at this link.
**Aldrovandi’s History of Monsters can be seen in full at this link (a warning: while this book is full of strange and funny imaginary creatures it also presents a variety of birth defects and disabilities as equally “monstrous”, so, that’s disturbing).
***Pratt Libraries has a wonderful collection of over a thousand ex libris plates in this flickr set.
Posted by jodi on January 14, 2012 at 8.24am