Infinity Patterns use a repetitive circular pattern as a starting point. Rosalie pushes against the boundaries of this simple pattern evoking an emotional and sensual connection to the material through the abstract components of composition, shape, colour and texture.



Blue Point

A Collaboration with Shirely Graham

My aim in this collaboration was to evoke the emotional energy and structure of the poem without resorting to illustration. Again I chose to use the circle pattern to explore composition.

It was a joy discovering Shriley’s poetry. I had a hard time choosing which poem to use. I decided on Blue Point because it is a powerful poem about a place right here on Salt Spring.

The Blue Point
If you drive to the south east corner of Ruckles Park on Salt Spring Island, leave your car and follow the ocean-side trail to the right, you come to a shore point from which it seems you are at the edge, the very end, of our earth. Eagles and loons mix there, a sleek seal head pops up, island waters converge in a criss-cross, rolling heavy only in ferry wakes, and the sky is bent. It is a place of suicides and weddings, bones, feathers, and broken shells. It is a place for mermaids or lost seamen. Go there when you don’t know what you need to know, but are desperate for the unknown word. Go there when the headlines have wrapped around your own head like a too tight turban. Go there when your growing son looks at you with unmasked hatred. Go there when your hands have forgotten the meaning of tomorrow. Sit there, and when you leave, understand that the Blue Point tucks itself under your feet. Each moment the last moment, each place the last place.
Shirley Graham