Summer is officially here and I am revealing a new art series called day dream. Large prints will be showing at the Balzac's Coffee shop in Distillery starting this Friday for the month of July. Find the new series on my re-vamped website.
Behind the Glass - presented by figure3 and Haworth, is part of the Toronto Design Offsite Festival 2015. I had the honour and pleasure to be part of the design team for the ideation and installation of this fun project. Come see it this week if you are in Toronto. Psychic spy - our window seat installation where random thoughts are generated when you sit down in them. Kudos go to Blair Kelly who is the technical whiz that provided hardware and programming solution to make this such a fun interactive installation!
So I dreamed up this series while sleepwalking one night - well not really but the trees are truly in a world of their own at night! As urban dwellers we get increasingly less encounter with darkness and especially nature at night - perhaps for most of us in a half-buzzed state during a summer camping trip at night.
Many of us love trees - their life force is simply powerful and yet so organic and warm. I see them as gentle giants and our guardians. During the day, they provide shade, convert energy from the sun as well as produce Oxygen that sustains us all. After a hard day of work and when the night falls, they get their break, breathing in and out just like the rest of us while sleeping standing up - like an innocent baby. This is what I wanted to capture, a baby portrait of sort while they rest peacefully in an almost magical world of their own where most of us do not get to see. This series is meant to be experienced in person at a large format, an encounter face to face with these etherial giants in their realm, wrapped in the blanket of night.
The Nocturnal Still series is offered as limited edition fine art prints and posters.