Thursday, 7 February 2013

Memory Stone 26" x 29" - Minerals Exhibition in Toronto


I was invited by Sandra Reford to create a piece inspired by a mineral for the Minerals Exhibition featured at the Prospector and Developer Association of Canada (PDAC) convention, http://www.pdac.ca/pdac/conv/index.aspx , at the Toronto Convention Centre from March 3 to 6, 2013. The exhibition will then move to Europe and be shown in Italy, France and perhaps England. This piece is inspired by a stone called Beryl Goshenite, also known as Memory Stone. The timeline was very short; I was able to show it at our evening guild meeting on Tuesday before mailing it off on Wednesday. So here it is. I was not able to mount it on canvas as I usually do since the pieces will be travelling, so it is "naked". But I am pleased with how it came out. I had never really looked at minerals as art inspiration before. They are truly beautiful.

7 comments:

  1. Helena, this invitation was right up your street! Your 'fractured' style suits the translation of the way so many minerals are found within the earth. I love your choice of colours and fabrics and also the quilting. It would be wonderful to see the others - maybe someone will put them up online sometime.

    Well done,

    Hilary

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  2. Perfect, Helena! Dream-like palette. I could get lost in this.

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  3. I saw this on the photos from the Tuesday meeting and loved it. I find I prefer this palette of colours in many ways, so subtle and dreamy.

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  4. Wow! You have worked the fabric beautifully and captured perfectly the fractured look of raw minerals.

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  5. I am loving your soft reduced palette Helena.Most beautiful!

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  6. Beautiful ! I'm sorry I missed seeing it. Your style really suits interpreting a crystalline form.

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  7. another gorgeous piece - it will go down well - so abstract and yet not

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