This multi-fired porcelain plate with resist painting and lavish gold lustre treatment while food safe, is a one of a kind homage to opera performers of the past and is an heirloom keepsake for today. 22 x 19 x 3 cm. The artist's signature and title is handwritten with the finest paintbrush.
QUEEN OF THE NIGHT: IL FLAUTO MAGICO: DAME FRIEDA HEMPEL
This multi-fired porcelain plate with resist painting and lavish gold lustre treatment while food safe, is a one of a kind homage to opera performers of the past and is an heirloom keepsake for today. 21 x 21 x 4 cm. The artist's signature and title is handwritten with the finest paintbrush.
Industrial Cloud # 15. An intriguing abstract small scale sculpture that is a hollow hand fabricated copper vessel. The drilled and screwed tiny bolts suggest the tight locking of numerous parts into place forms. This one of a kind sculpture measures 18 x 9 x 13 cm with various resting positions.
Flask With Portholes. An antique flask with names etched into its surface, stamped with date, has been altered to admit 3 portholes. Each porthole window is optical lens has been inserted into silver coins that have become their frames. These coin 'frames' are then drilled into and screwed with tiny bolts that must be tightened from within. While the windows are watertight, the ancient cork in the lid does not seal this little sculptural keepsake object.
Thunderbird and Shaman (2020), Epson Archival Canvas, beads, wood, metal, thread, hide, approx. 12 x 13".
From the artist's Memory Landscape diptych series. The Thunderbird is beaded above a pictograph of a Shaman figure from Lake Matagamasi located in the Sudbury District. Ace took the photograph in the 1980s while on a canoe trip through the lake.
The work is printed on archival Epson Canvas with a simulated birch bark background added via Photoshop from a scan of real birchbark. The work references Anishinaabe birchbark scrolls that are etched iconography stitched together with spruce root.
Double-Sided Digital Bling (2020). This double-sided neckpiece is a first for the artist.
One side of the medallion has a Great Lakes' style floral motif composed of hand-stitched glass beads or manidoominens which in Anishinaabemowin translates to "little energy or spirt berries". The flip side incorporates electronic components that are assembled on a circular circuit board into a floral motif. Like the glass beads, electronic components control, store and release energy, so there is a powerful simile between these two disparate entities. The wearer can choose to wear the traditional floral beaded medallion, or reverse it to wear the electronic component contemporary floral motif - a confluence between the historical and contemporary.
Rope, glass beads, antique white-heart beads, deer hide, beading thread, circuit-board, capacitors, resistors, light-emitting diodes, tin jingle cones, copper wire, horse hair, synthetic hair, rhinestones, 56 x 15 cm.