So excited! New art is being produced at my lab as I write this post.
What is amazing about the Boundary Region of BC? EVERYTHING! I may be a
little biased but seriously, this area is a nature lover's dream! With
four very distinct seasons we have the opportunity to truly soak up the
best of each. The environment boasts a broad range of wildlife and we
literally rub elbows/wings with them. For instance our ranch, Whistling
Kettle, has a resident Pygmy Owl who loves to perch in the Aspen behind
our apple tree.
Yesterday, I put together a flagstone
cluster of metal prints. This is a BIG art collection. The landscapes
around the center print measure 10x31inches and the interior owl is
20x20inches. MetalPrints represent a new art medium for preserving
photos by infusing dyes directly into specially coated aluminum sheets.
The images take on a magical luminescence. Colors are vibrant, detail
and resolution are unsurpassed. I love my lab! The prints will be on
display (and of course for sale) at The Wooden Spoon - Bistro & Bake
Shop, in Grand Forks, BC hopefully by next week. Stay tuned!
Background of images in the art piece.
Top : view looking Southwest of the pristine Granby valley. Taken from Volcanic Mountain. Early summer when the valley is fresh and green.
Right: Lynch Creek Bluffs looking Northwest. Late fall before snow socks these trails in.
Left: Cascade Falls looking South in early summer when flow is incredibly intence
Bottom: Whistling Kettle Ranch and our dog Zeus enjoying the crisp fall morning
Centre: Hoot is Whistling Kettle resident wild Pygmy owl. This 2 oz grapefruit size bird of prey packs a punch and has been known to take out birds much larger than itself like Grouse. This mysterious bird has eluded scientists trying to study its behavior and mating habits.