A lot to catch up on here since I've neglected to do any updates in the past two and a half months. This is mostly due to the ease of just being able to update everything on instagram and facebook from my phone.
We left off on my preparation for the 2013 Ottawa Mini-Maker Faire. Well much like the one in 2012 it went well! There were lots of attendees, young and old, who engaged with the masks and asked many questions.
You can view more photos on my facebook page.
Beginning in September I moved into a new studio space with some other artists and makers, allowing me the ease and space to create and take on commissions. First off I began work on a new mask that has been progressing nicely. It is based off me, much like my Nest mask, but this time features my beard!
Here are some in progress shots:
In the commission world I have been working on a Goblin Mask based off of the boardgame Pathfinder for some friends who have opened up a gaming cafe in Montreal. It is nearly done, with just a few details left to add, and is looking pretty spectacular:
In terms of other commission work I have worked on some sets making props for a commercial and an installation.
I'll be able to reveal more info about these projects when they are released to the public, but for now here are some in progress photos. The first is a series of commercials for Fonds de solidarité FTQ:
The second is a series of stop motion animations that will be featured in an installation as an ode to a funeral director who has passed:
I am also spending time working for artist Sabine Alpers and her company Felt Factory, making needlefelted animal heads. I am learning an incredible amount in doing this and hope to apply these techniques to my own work in the future:
Jumping over to music news. Trips and Falls album 'The Inevitable Consequences of Your Stupid Behavior' has been released by Song, by Toad records based out of Edinburgh, Scotland. Listen to songs from the release here on our bandcamp page. You can order the album directly from Song, by Toad or get in contact with me for easier methods of getting your hands on it in North America:
And finally, in terms of art shows, I have my mask, Factory Face in a collective show at Artotheque in Montreal at the moment. The show runs until December 14th so check it out if you can: