Monday, August 3, 2015

Residency halfway mark

One month in here at medalta and so much yet to do. I've made more work than I can reasonably expect to get home, but I keep pushing for more. Something about this format makes it feel like a race. 

But I have managed to try out some new things, proven and written off a few ideas. I hope the next month can prove as valuable. 

I don't have any great images yet but have a look at the strong effects of light and shadow the sun provides me with twice a day.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Making at Medalta

A few full days in the studio back-to-back will do the body good. I'm having an excellent time here in Medicine Hat. Lots of experiments, hopefully I'll have something exciting to show ya soon. 

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Careful what you wish for

Well I've been hearing rumours that the installation I put up a few weekends ago has all but disappeared. I wanted audience interaction, and I guess I can be sure that happened. 

The main disappointment is that so many people will not be able to see the work. Experience the installation. I knew I was taking a risk... But to have it be over so quickly. Dang. 

I've been asked to send out a second wave. And today I went and packed up this little group in the hopes they fare better. 

Uncommon Common Art stop #11. Collaborative edition.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Uncommon Common Art

So a few weekends ago I went to the cape split trail and installed some sculpture as part of Uncommon Common Art, an outdoor art event from June to October. 

This installation has been very exciting to put together. One of the best parts is that the installation is collaborative, the way I left it is not the way it will remain. I've ensured this by placing small tactile objects unsecured into the landscape. I haven't encouraged my audience, but they've certainly been playing along.

I hope that when I go back to collect the work in October there will be some work to collect. These are all fresh new pieces that I'm very excited about, but if they fall victim to nature, weather or people... I'm prepared. 

Trusting the world to take care of these little beauties is hard, but the engagement with the audience in this situation is much more visceral than a traditional gallery setting. 

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Waugh's Growin On?

This spring, late though it was has been quite fruitful so far. A summer residency at Medalta has been secured, an outdoor showing of my work is lined up, and I even got my name in on a garden plot! Good things all round.

Planting new seeds, and trying to keep on top of the weeds in all aspects of my life right now. Wish me luck Internet!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

New things as seasons turn

This winter has been hard. Late and frequent snowstorms, ice upon ice upon ice. And a cabin fever I have never experienced. I hadn't really made anything since the fall. 

Eventually though, I got tough on myself and forced my way into the studio. Some cute, quiet little things came out of it. And how lovely they are. 

Monday, September 8, 2014

Colorado, I like you

Up before the sun on my first day of class. Excited to get to Anderson Ranch and see what excellent learning experiences they have lined up for me. 

Took this snap getting out of the plane yesterday.