The idea of making a boat menorah just came to me, it felt easy. I have been into making finely detailed porcelain flowers lately and you know my interest in boats as metaphor for so many ideas, so this was bound to happen. It’s an ongoing conversation I have been having with my clay. I can’t really explain why this owl is here other than to witness the of lighting of the candles.
I’ve been traveling back and forth on the BC Ferries for over 30 years now and I have loved and appreciated every single ride. I never tire of the peace and joy of traveling across the water, through the passes and ever changing shore lines. I can tell there a lot of riders that feel ho-hum about this mode of transportation but there are always the ones you can see that are really in enjoyment of this transition. I read, sketch and/or knit but I also treasure the time people watch or people listen or to just sit a look out.
I have been photographing on these ferry rides over the years. The journey on the ferry seems to be constantly full of amazing images but of course the ones I just missed are the images I will probably remember the most … lost jewels.
These are 2 pieces from my series ‘Life Boats’ were in a group show down at the Pendulum Gallery. It was their premiere showing.
I have been working on this series for almost 3 years now, making 3-4 Life Boats a year. The concept has been growing and morphing. It feels like it might be time for us to be building Life Boats at the same time we are trying to save our planet.. These are not hopeless pieces, they are the coming together of inter species minds and hearts, they are acknowledging the fact that we are all connected and share one home planet, they beg the question; who are we waiting for to help us?