Sunday, January 30, 2011

Looking at the same old stuff ?- Not here

When I first started hooking I was starved, yes, literally starving for the sight of other rugs.
Now I can see hundreds of them a day if I want to through the miracle of the internet. This create the problem of seeing the same old things or a variation on it.
What I seldom see is something different.
While spinning my wheels today I found this artist represented by KATHARINE MULHERIN CONTEMPORARY ART PROJECTS Click her name below to see her whole body of work at the gallery.

Heather Goodchild’s work strives to uncover and explore stories and symbols with universal resonance. Focusing on textiles as a medium, she creates felt portraits, rugs, quilts, silk screened prints, soft sculpture, and dioramas.

Much of the inspiration for her techniques and approach comes from folk music and art. The naive and anonymous quality of these deceptively simple works provides a window into shared human experiences. The stories and symbols of organized religions and societies also strongly influence her work; the rituals and literature of Freemasonry and Christianity and their codified expressions of human experiences and ideals fascinate her especially.

Through the installations and objects that she creates, Goodchild engages the viewer in stories that are at once mysterious and hauntingly familiar.

Goodchild’s work has been shown at various Toronto venues including the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, the Gladstone Hotel, and sis boom bah gallery. She has also exhibited at the Douglas Udell gallery in Edmonton.

Heather Goodchild lives and works in Toronto, Canada.
Her work can be purchased at Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects in Toronto.

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