WINNER, SECOND PRIZE!
On June 2, 2023 my cut paper and mixed media work "Descent I/Fire" won 2nd place in the "Fire & Water" exhibition at The Artisans Centre Peterborough~! Thank you to my co-artists, curator Leslie Gifford Cook, and the other organizers and judges of this amazing exhibition, that featured mixed media, oil & acrylic painting, fibre arts, sculpture, canoe paddles and the digital arts.
cut paper, mixed media
The exploration of art created entirely from cut paper, both in large and small formats, is fascinating! From this simple and humble material, surprising effects can be achieved with texture, detail and shading. Each piece is painstakingly cut with scissors, and like a mosaic, individually glued into the composition. Working with positive/negative space and colour values, the many shades of red, yellow and orange are planned ahead of time to form a colour gradient. I also enjoy working with mixed media, and incorporate elements such as fibres, metal and stitching into the work. My overall concept is to honor fire as sacred, and to depict the energetic nature of the flames. The black overlay offsets the poetry, and represents the cycles of life and regenerative power of nature’s elements. The text - A Journey into the Recesses of the Soul / The Call of Inner Knowledge / Ignite the Transformational Fire! enlivens the spiritual importance of fire to human identity, and our entire Earth Community.
Other works from the exhibition-
Pegi Eyers is also the author of Ancient Spirit Rising: Reclaiming Your Roots & Restoring Earth Community, an award-winning book that explores social justice, nature spirituality, the ancestral arts, and resilience in times of massive change. www.stonecirclepress.com