It’s “The New Frontier”
at Petroff Gallery in Toronto.
Introducing a variation of the Prayer Machines in a steel frame.
New piece in California
#381 was recently installed at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto in the new cardiac wing.
AND THERE YOU WERE AND YOU WERE FLYING
I’d forgotten my hope at the house with the yellow door I lived in
‘til the wheels of everything that moves and the ladders
I used to climb to play in the sky reminded me.
The meandering vine with orange ball kisses
that blossomed a newborn moon each night
and the touch of breeze, like a sigh,
from the lips of the woman who spied on those who danced
on high wires above tippy, pointy roofed houses on the street
were there as I flew on my bike when I was young and could still see
rocket ships fly to the reaching clouds that yearned to embrace them.
Words like colours floated around me and I remembered there was love.
And there you were, and you were flying.
by James Paterson
Collingwood Art Crawl…and Butter Gallery
Earl’s Court Gallery in Hamilton…PIGMENTS SHOW
Opening Reception Highlights…
Meanwhile In Schuylerville, NY…
Highlights from this year’s Artist Project in Toronto.
I am always up for a challenge and this was the result.
Prayer Machine #370. The biggest and wildest one yet!
Delivering a Commission to the Laffer Gallery in Schuylerville, NY turned into an impromptu sketching session for a potential new client. And great to finally meet Erik in person!
Another great show at the 47th Annual Toronto Outdoor Art Fair
“There Is A Joy That Confounds And A Beauty That Embraces”
This piece was commissioned by and recently installed at The Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning-Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.
Many thanks to Petroff Gallery for managing the project.
The finished product The last day of wire twisting
Accompanying Wall plaque for Sick Kids Prayer Machine
THERE IS A JOY THAT CONFOUNDS AND A BEAUTY THAT EMBRACES – A Prayer Machine
JAMES PATERSON, 2016
Intangibles; fragments that knit us together, ambiguous, full of mystery. They compose us, these many interconnected systems functioning in complex ways, yet linked together in ordered harmony making us more than the sum of our parts.
My Prayer Machines are like that; teeming with varied lines, forms and colours they weave together diverse elements that create a synergy; fearfully and wonderfully made.
“THE HIGHER HE CLIMBED”
Introducing the first hand-pulled, limited edition, signed and numbered silkscreen print from the Prayer Machine series.
Printed on Somerset Satin White 250 gsm paper-46 x 76 c