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Nest - Nest Egg - Empty Nest

Artist Statement

This series is a work in progress that addresses the current economic crisis occuring in many countries and homes.
People around the world are finding that their nest egg is not what they had hoped for and at the same
time some of these same people are experiencing "Empty Nest" syndrome.

Exhibition Dates

Affinity Gallery, Saskatoon (curated by Stephanie Canning and Leslie Potter) - April 20-May 27, 2012
Meewasin Valley Center Gallery - March/April 2012

Potash Corp Saskatchewan Children's Festival - Kiwanis Park, June 3-6, 2012

Rouge Gallery - May 2012

Godfrery Dean Art Gallery, Yorkton, Saskatchewan (curated by Donald Stein)

Nest Building I
ink on Blueprint paper
9 x 12", 23 x 30 cm

Nest Building II
ink on Blueprint paper
9 x 12", 23 x 30 cm

Nest Building III
ink on Blueprint paper
9 x 12", 23 x 30 cm

Nest Building IV
ink on Blueprint paper
9 x 12", 23 x 30 cm

Nest Building V
ink on Blueprint paper
9 x 12", 23 x 30 cm

Nest Building VI
ink on Blueprint paper
9 x 12", 23 x 30 cm

 

Nest Building VII
ink on Blueprint paper
9 x 12", 23 x 30 cm

 

Disappearing Nest Egg
39 x 50", 99 X 127cm

Graphite on Paper


Leger Lines
9 x 14"

Paper on Book Pages

Leger Lines
Paper on Book Pages

Leger Lines
Paper on Book Pages

Leger Lines
Paper on Book Pages

Stable
9 x9", 23 x 23cm

Ink, bank statement and pencil crayon on Paper

Value of Exchange
9 x 30", 23 x 58 cm
Ink, bank statement and pencil crayon on Paper

Steady
9 x9", 23 x 23cm
Ink, bank statement and pencil crayon on Paper

Peak, Through, Recovery, Recession
9 x9", 23 x 23cm
Ink, bank statement and pencil crayon on Paper

Siblings
9 x9", 23 x 23cm

Ink, paint and pencil crayon on Paper

Sign on the Dotted Line
9 x9", 23 x 23cm
Ink, bank statement and pencil crayon on Paper

Nest Eggs II
9 x9", 23 x 23cm
Ink, bank statement, thread and pencil crayon on Paper

Nest - Nest Egg - Empty Nest
9 x 30", 23 x 58 cm
Ink, bank statement and pencil crayon on Paper

Nest
9 x9", 23 x 23cm
Ink and paint on Paper

Nest Eggs III
9 x9", 23 x 23cm
Ink, bank statement, thread and pencil crayon on Paper

Nesting
9 x 30", 23 x 58 cm
Ink, bank statement and pencil crayon on Paper

Nest Eggs IV
9 x9", 23 x 23cm
Ink, bank statement, thread and pencil crayon on Paper

Nest
9 x9", 23 x 23cm
Ink and paint on Paper

Nest Egg
9 x9", 23 x 23cm
Ink, bank statement, thread and pencil crayon on Paper

Nest Egg 1
9 x9", 23 x 23cm

Ink, bank statement, thread and pencil crayon on Paper

Nest
9 x9", 23 x 23cm
Ink, paint and pencil crayon on Paper

Medium of Exchange
9 x 30", 23 x 58 cm
Ink, bank statement and pencil crayon on Paper

Nest
9 x9", 23 x 23cm
Ink and paint on Paper

Holding Steady
9 x9", 23 x 23cm
Ink, bank statement and pencil crayon on Paper

Hung Out to Dry
9 x9", 23 x 23cm
Ink, magazine and pencil crayon on Paper

Long and Winding Road
9 x9", 23 x 23cm
Ink, bank statement and pencil crayon on Paper

Family Ties
9 x9", 23 x 23cm
Ink, bank statement and pencil crayon on Paper

Changes
9 x 30", 23 x 58 cm
Ink, bank statement and pencil crayon on Paper

Floating Exchange Rate I
9 x9", 23 x 23cm
Ink, bank statement and paint on Paper

 

Clay Nests
Clay and Glaze


Link to the 100 different nests

Ranging in size from 5cm to 20 cm

Nest - Nest Egg - Empty Nest
9 x 30", 23 x 58 cm
Ink, bank statement and pencil crayon on Paper

Floating Exchange Rate II
9 x9", 23 x 23cm
Ink, bank statement and paint on Paper

Nest
9 x9", 23 x 23cm

Ink, bank statement and pencil crayon on paper

 

Nest
9 x9", 23 x 23cm
Ink, bank statement and pencil crayon on paper

 

Nest
9 x9", 23 x 23cm
Ink, bank statement and pencil crayon on paper

Entier
Graphite on Paper, parts erased

Trois-quart
Graphite on Paper, parts erased

Un -demi
Graphite on Paper, parts erased

 

Un - quart
Graphite on Paper, parts erased

Hanging by a Thread
Ink, thread, bank statement and pencil crayon on Mulberry Paper

Hierarchy of Needs
Bird nests, glass and copper, 4" - 8" on various layers

Hierarchy of Needs
Bird nests, glass and copper, 4" - 8" on various layers

Hierarchy of Needs
Bird nests, glass and copper, 4" - 8" on various layers

Hierarchy of Needs
Bird nests, glass and copper, 4" - 8" on various layers

 

Hierarchy of Needs
Bird nests, glass and copper, 4" - 8" on various layers

Hierarchy of Needs
Bird nests, glass and copper, 4" - 8" on various layers

nest egg protection

Nest Egg - Protection
Acrylic on Canvas- 60 x 24, 60 x 24, 60 x 24" (triptych)

Nest Egg - Balance
Acrylic on Canvas- 60 x 24, 60 x 24, 60 x 24" (triptych)

Raw Nest - Home
Acrylic on wood Panel - 20 x 24"

nest egg - warmth

Nest Egg - Warmth
Acrylic and Pencil on Canvas- 40 x 60", 2011

 

 

nest egg - security

Nest Egg - Security
Acrylic on Canvas- 40 x 60", 2011

 

 

nest egg - Home

Nest Egg - Home
Acrylic on Canvas- 40 x 60", 2011

 

 

Nest Egg - Shelter
Acrylic on Canvas- 40 x 60", 2011

 

nest egg  - income distribution

Nest Egg - Income Distribution
Ink and pencil crayon on paper over bank statement - 9 x 9 ", 2011

nest egg - budget line

Nest Egg - Budget Line
Ink and pencil crayon on paper over bank statement - 9 x 9 ", 2011

nest egg - economic growth

Nest Egg - Economic Growth
Ink and pencil crayon on paper over bank statement - 9 x 9 ", 2011

nest egg - stocks

Stocks
Ink and pencil crayon on paper over bank statement - 9 x 9 ", 2011

Nest Egg - Economic Transfer
Ink Tranfer and Pencil on Paper -22 x 30", 2011

Nest Egg - Home
Ink Tranfer and Pencil on Paper -22 x 30", 2011

Economic Transfer (detail)
Ink Tranfer and Pencil on Paper -22 x 30", 2011

Home (detail)
Ink Tranfer and Pencil on Paper -22 x 30", 2011

 
     
Harvesting the LIght
Mixed Media, on Book pages
8 x 10"
 
     

 

Nest - Nest Egg - Empty Nest
Mixed Media on Sketchbook
5x7"
     

 

Nest
Embossed paper and watercolour
10 x 12 cm

Nest
Embossed paper and watercolour
10 x 12 cm

Nest
Embossed paper and watercolour
10 x 12 cm