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Denman Island, British Columbia, Canada
Jean Cockburn retired from her professional career as an academic librarian in 2008 to become a textile artist living on Denman Island, British Columbia. She draws, quilts, embroiders, knits and crochets, makes wearable art, weaves baskets, dyes fabric, and paints watercolours. Her work has been exhibited locally in juried and group shows on Denman Island, in Courtenay, Comox, and Duncan on Vancouver Island, in West Vancouver, and across Canada with the Surface Design Association.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Art Show Summer 2013

Wow, am I excited. Pelka Wiltshire and I submitted a proposal for a joint fibre art show at the Denman Island Summer Art Gallery and it was accepted. We will be Show #4, opening 7 pm on July 25. The show runs from July 26 to August 6. I am having a wonderful time creating "art" pieces, as opposed to craft, which is how I normally view my quilting. I am not going to post any picture of my pieces until the show.
It is so much fun to create pieces knowing that they will be in an art show. I am using photographs of natural things, mostly plants, as inspiration. I keep finding it all around me. What a wonderful way to look at the world.