Last fall the Gabriola Arts Council gave participating island artists a map or atlas as inspiration to create an artwork for this show.
I didn't have an idea for this until late December.
I was finishing up orders and wrapping up my year end. I didn't have any creative brain power for a new project with a theme at that time. I did have an idea that perhaps a signpost would work with the theme of maps.
I gave myself time and space and in early January and I started making the glass signs you see below.
Shortly after I made the first few signs I knew that it could work and Ode started to make the steel post. I ordered super strong rare earth magnets (from Lee Valley) to hold the glass to the steel.
This way the piece can be easily moved, and the signs are interchangeable. I think that makes it kinda FUN.
Our piece will be one of many original ART works to be auctioned at the event! It is exciting and fun. Last year sold out, so get your tix NOW!
Hope to SEE you there!