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Denman Island, British Columbia, Canada
Jean Cockburn retired from her professional career as an academic librarian in 2008 to become a textile artist living on Denman Island, British Columbia. She draws, quilts, embroiders, knits and crochets, makes wearable art, weaves baskets, dyes fabric, and paints watercolours. Her work has been exhibited locally in juried and group shows on Denman Island, in Courtenay, Comox, and Duncan on Vancouver Island, in West Vancouver, and across Canada with the Surface Design Association.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Now what is she making ????

I am keeping this art proposal to myself for the time being, as I don't know if I should venture that high - but "nothing ventured, nothing gained"! So I am working on this self-portrait in 3-D surreal form, and we will see if it works out, and if so, I will enter it, and then we will see ......

I love the legs and toes.
Note the slightly dumpy figure - this may be the most accurate part of the self portrait.  
These are arms under construction.

This beaded face is actually based on a self-portrait that I did in chalk pastel for my drawing class, but I know that I made the mouth too big, so we are going with a metaphorical representation of the personal trait that I like to talk, so my mouth is a large part of my face. I am trying to decide if I should add elfin ears - I think that I might to raise the surreal aspect.

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