Wednesday, 19 June 2013

The Mystery of the Moccasin - The Glass Beaded Slipper


The mystery of the moccasin began one Valentines Day at one hour till midnight.
While walking on my way home I was passed what looked simply as a pressed brown paper bag illuminated by the orange streetlight. I stopped and went back to investigate, flipped the item in my hands and in disbelief was looking at a hand beaded flower decorating a moccasin slipper.
It was an impressive moment, which reminded me of the folk tale Cinderella. Where Cinderellas stagecoach transforms back into a pumpkin at midnight, and all that's left was a glass slipper. In this case the slipper is beaded with glass.

I was worried the salt of the streets could damage the slipper, and that I could be of assistance in finding the owner. The next morning I water color painted a poster to post up in the location that I found the slipper. A few days passed and I had not heard from the owner, and so every few days I continued making posters for other locations in town, many of which were the originals in watercolor of The Glass (Beaded) Slipper.

The owner or pair has yet to be reunited with the slipper.










Monday, 18 March 2013

diary of 31st winter

Winter Bay


OwL
sailing high winds
across white solstice

the glass beaded slipper
as lost and alone
a story tale
last hour; February 14th

snow walking meditation
silence with soft steps
river-way of footprints
to thaw at pow wows entry

timbrewolf running
city lights
wild sidewalk

black crow
burial with heavens wool

hibernating birds
calling goodnight
goodnight
awakening good sun




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Sunday, 17 February 2013

Sovereign Spring

In January I participated in the annual wearable art event, put on by Definitely Superior Art Gallery.
I began by making a frame 5 x 6 ft, for making large sheets of paper, that endeavor came to an end with a blender fire in the basement.
Decided to use raw silk instead, with spray paint stenciling designs. The traditional uses of these two materials is an interesting collaboration, silk was a royal cloth, and spray paint used by inner city graffiti artists.
The concept for my work was to create a transformation on stage, to symbolize rebirth and freedom, inspired by the current events and movements that are happening, in which people are looking to unburden themselves from old value systems to make great changes for the future.
For the performance she had a cocoon made from rice paper, that she would break free from. I was wanting to incorporate something with dramatic performance but also accessible. In the end I only want to give people a feeling of inspiration and hope.
Music credits to the lovely Feist.
Performance by the talented and beautiful Ms. Amanda Boon.










Wearable Art : Emporer Moth from Keith Catton on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Monday, 4 February 2013

Watercolor


I have been building a collection of drawings in my sketch books of women in states ecstasy.
A state of harmony meditating between consciousness and transcendence.
It is women I draw because I find their bodies appealing, and also easier to draw for I only need to recall the motions of water.


Sunday, 3 February 2013

Ink Sketch


Ink sketch of Caitlin playing the keyboard in the band Bella Clava.
With this sketch I was incorporating motion and an elevated energy exemplified by the music & stage performance, using my style that exhibits currents of light, sound, energy, and matter losing solidity.



Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Tobacco Ceremony with Brenda Mason. Sucker Fish Clan

Friday, 18 January 2013