Monthly Archives: October 2010

‘Midnight in the Nursery’ exhibit Oct. 14 – Nov. 7 2010

Debra spotted Marcia’s wild red shoes on the first day of their children’s preschool. They have remained friends ever since. As artists they recognized a similar undercurrent in their distinctly different art practices.
This exhibition dwells on the shadowed side of childhood, and the impetus is experience and memory. These constructions, disquieting and humorous, come out of the artists’ own experience, and are accelerated by witnessing their children’s.
Sometimes there is no peace in the dark. The nursery is not always a refuge at midnight.

Debra’s Statement:
The nursery is a metaphor for the realm of childhood.
We hope that the nursery is a safe and good place but we remember that it is also where fear, sorrow and conflict occur.
My babies are a metaphor for us, and the infant within each of us that marks our beginning and remains with us till our end. Childhood is a precarious place, and ceramics and childhood both exist in a state of fragility

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Coming Home, summer of 2010

After traveling for a month…see Mary’s blog, www.marydaniel.ca/blog  where we shared the Istanbul experience, Terry and I arrived home to the arms of hungry children, under-walked dogs, an overgrown garden, and my studio in severe need of repair.  However, how … Continue reading

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