Pocket Book: Theme and Variations Part One

On December 30, 2020, Wendy Feldberg posted images on Instagram of one of the books she makes for storing swatched samples of her inks.

In response to requests, she posted some images of the construction a day later. Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Thomas Witte

There are lots of paper cut artists in the world who do incredibly detailed work. I cannot think of another whose works looks like Thomas Witte’s photographic pieces. Witte takes his own photographic images, often pre-visualising how he will cut them from paper.



If you didn’t try paper cutting last weekend, perhaps this link will inspire you to give it a try in the next few days.

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An Early Start

It seems that 2021 might be a year when more people than usual will be sending postal valentines to loved ones, so I thought I would present this year’s Byopia Press valentine to allow time for making and mailing.

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Friday Night Flicks: UFO5

The last two Friday Night Flicks for January feature papercut artists. Today’s video is from Machas and promotes one of the artists they represent as he creates his installation piece “Variazioni Bertallot”.



If you want to try your hand at paper cutting this weekend, there’s an Instructables introduction to the craft here.

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Square Dance is now open

My solo exhibition Square Dance has been installed at the Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery and is now open to the public under current Covid-19 rules.

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Friday Night Flicks: Marilyn Myllar

I posted this stop-motion animation from Parabella previously in 2014 after I visited Toronto for the opening of my solo exhibition Elemental at Typology, a no-longer-extant gallery. I had looked at a lot of ‘art’ in both public and commercial galleries, and this video seemed appropriate at the time. Since I have another solo show opening tomorrow, it seems a good time to re-visit the animation.



Since you likely won’t be visiting my exhibition Square Dance at the Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery this weekend, I will post images on Sunday.

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…and delivered.

The exciting (stressful, panic-inducing) news for the week is that I have delivered all the works for Square Dance to the Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery. Installation will begin on Tuesday, but I will not be there because Covid.

Before packing up the show I made some changes to two of the older pieces.

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Friday Night Flicks: Emily Martin

I usually try to avoid posting videos a lot of my readers have likely seen before, but I am feeling a bit lazy at the moment. I have spent two years getting ready for a solo exhibition, I recently finished doing a post a day for the Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2020, and I still have to write out detailed installation instructions for staff at the Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, I cannot assist with hanging my show.

The Jaffe Center for Book Arts has been posting a video for the JCBA Artist of the Week for a while now. Some of the videos introduced people whose works I had not encountered before, but some have been of people I already know showing recent works. Emily Martin is in the latter category.



I have liked Emily Martin’s work since I first encountered it a number of years ago, but this past year I particularly enjoyed her little dancing figures. If you would like to spend a few minutes this weekend looking at more of them in detail, you can find them on her Instagram account. The dancers were posted between March 24 and July 4, 2020.

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Happy New Year!

It is January 2021, and I wish you all a better year than the last one.

I will be delivering the works for my solo exhibition Square Dance in a few days. It will open (whatever that may mean by the time we get there) on January 16, 2021 at the Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery in Saskatoon. That means packing all of the work, a job which is both painstaking and tedious. Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: On Being – Ars Poetica #100: I Believe

Here’s an animated poem to start the new year.  From the animator, Jocie Juritz:

An animation for On Being as part of their new series sharing poetry with the world. Based on the poem “Ars Poetica #100: I Believe”, written and read by Elizabeth Alexander.

Each frame was hand painted in gouache onto the pages of the book ‘Crave Radiance’, which contained the original poem. For lots of behind the scenes details visit my website – jociejuritz.com/on-being/



This weekend you might wish to learn a bit more about the On Being Project.

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