art > Beaded Figure Project

24 x 36" photograph. Also available in 32 x 48", $2400.  Lightjet print, matte. UV lustre overlaminate.   Please contact me for more details.
Photograph
24 x 36"
2013
$1000
24 x 36" photograph.   Lightjet print, matte. UV lustre overlaminate.   Please contact me for more details.
Photograph
24 x 36"
2013
$1000
24 x 36" photograph.   Lightjet print, matte. UV lustre overlaminate.   Please contact me for more details.
Photograph
24 x 36"
2015
$1000
24 x 36" photograph.   Lightjet print, matte. UV lustre overlaminate.   Please contact me for more details.
Photograph
24 x 36"
2015
$1000
24 x 36" photograph.   Lightjet print, matte. UV lustre overlaminate.   Please contact me for more details.
Photograph
24 x 36"
2014
$1000
24 x 36" photograph.   Lightjet print, matte. UV lustre overlaminate.   Please contact me for more details.
Photograph
24 x 36"
2014
$1000
24 x 36" photograph.   Lightjet print, matte. UV lustre overlaminate.   Please contact me for more details.
Photograph
24 x 36"
2014
$1000
24 x 36" photograph.   Lightjet print, matte. UV lustre overlaminate.   Please contact me for more details.
Photograph
24 x 36"
2012
$1000
24 x 36" photograph.   Lightjet print, matte. UV lustre overlaminate.   Please contact me for more details.
Photograph
24 x 36"
2012
$1000
24 x 36" photograph.   Lightjet print, matte. UV lustre overlaminate.   Please contact me for more details.
Photograph
24 x 36"
2015
$1000
24 x 36" photograph. Also available in 32 x 48", $2400.  Lightjet print, matte. UV lustre overlaminate.   Please contact me for more details.
Photograph
11 x 7 x 5 cm
2015
$1000
24 x 36" photograph.   Lightjet print, matte. UV lustre overlaminate.   Please contact me for more details.
Photograph
2014
$1000
24 x 36" photograph.   Lightjet print, matte. UV lustre overlaminate.   Please contact me for more details.
Photograph
24 x 36"
2014
$1000
24 x 36" photograph.   Lightjet print, matte. UV lustre overlaminate.   Please contact me for more details.
Photograph
24 x 36"
2014
$1000
24 x 36" photograph.   Lightjet print, matte. UV lustre overlaminate.   Please contact me for more details.
Photograph
24 x 36"
2014
$1000
24 x 36" photograph.   Lightjet print, matte. UV lustre overlaminate.   Please contact me for more details.
Photograph
7 x .5 x 2.5 cm
2013
$1000
24 x 36" photograph.   Lightjet print, matte. UV lustre overlaminate.   Please contact me for more details.
Photograph
24 x 36"
2014
$1000
24 x 36" photograph.   Lightjet print, matte. UV lustre overlaminate.   Please contact me for more details.
Photograph
4.5 x 4.5 x 0.8 cm
2014
$1000
24 x 36" photograph.   Lightjet print, matte. UV lustre overlaminate.   Please contact me for more details.
Beads, thread, photograph.
24 x 36"
2015
$1000
24 x 36" photograph.   Lightjet print, matte. UV lustre overlaminate.   Please contact me for more details.
Photograph
24 x 36"
2015
$1000
24 x 36" photograph.   Lightjet print, matte. UV lustre overlaminate.   Please contact me for more details.
Photograph
24 x 36"
2015
$1000
24 x 36" photograph. Also available in 32 x 48", $2400.  Lightjet print, matte. UV lustre overlaminate.   Please contact me for more details.
Photograph
24 x 36"
2012
$1000

In early 2012 I began beading over small kitsch objects depicting Indigenous North Americans. Having lived with the stereotypes these items convey I thought it might be funny and empowering to take them out of circulation by covering them with beads, my favourite medium. But I discovered that the results tended to be disturbing rather than funny. My sympathy for the little figures often grew until I couldn’t bring myself to cover their eyes. Many gaze out in embarrassment from behind a beaded modesty cover, a plight I hadn’t anticipated.

Later in 2012 one of the works was reproduced at large scale on the title wall of the exhibition, Not So Fast, at the Harbourfront Centre. I realized immediately that photographic enlargement changed the work dramatically, revealing a potentially independent aesthetic life from the beaded objects. At this point I decided to exhibit not only the figures themselves, but enlarged photographs of them as well. I don’t consider the photographs to be simply the documentation of the original objects, but new artworks that I hope are worth contemplating for their own sake.