Three screenprints pairing precise cut/fold patterns for models of rocks with quotes* on the value of wonder, ambiguity and embodied knowledge. *Jones, Rachel E. “On The Value Of Not Knowing: Wonder, Beginning Again and Letting Be.” On Not Knowing: How Artists Think, edited by Rebecca Fortnum and Elizabeth Fisher, Black Dog, 2013.
Listen here to Meghan Price discuss the work with Nora Young on CBC Radio's "Spark".
Watching Rocks: Banff was streamed live on November 29, 2016 for Running With Concepts: The Geologic Edition at University of Toronto. Aislinn Thomas' Rock disguises (for rocks and humans) is pictured in the foreground.
Watching Rocks: Brandon was screened live at the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba on June 17, 2016 within the exhibition Part Time Deep Time curated by Natalia Lebedinskaia.
Watching Rocks: Hamilton was screened live at AKA, Saskatoon from September 15 to October 21, 2017 within the exhibition Here and now and then curated by Tarin Dehod.
This episode features Matthew Walker's work Extinction Event.
Photo credit: Derek Sandbeck
An erratic is an oddball boulder - the kind you might see in the middle of a farmer's field. It would have been carried to this site by a glacier.
The pattern used in geological mapping to represent metamorphic rock is here stitched into paper.
FOR ALL THAT WAS SOFT
Paper, cotton, wool, cashmere, marble.
Two columns referencing the layers of rock that make up the Earth’s crust and document its past. Their printed textiles borrow patterns from geology.
PART TIME DEEP TIME / WIRE
Wire drawings used as plates to make prints now folded and compressed.
Installation view of Tie Up, Draw Down at the Centre for Craft Creativity and Design, Asheville, NC (2017) with works by Meghan Price, Lizz Collins, Joel Baxter and Margo Wolowiec (left to right). Curated by Natalie Campbell and Carissa Carmen.
PART TIME DEEP TIME / PRINTS
A series of prints made with inked wire drawings.
is a response to diagrams found in the book Design Data For Aeronautics and Astronautics (ed. Richard B. Morrison, University of Michigan, 1962). The project includes a series of six wire drawings and six screenprints. The prints depict the found diagrams perforated with constellations of pinpricks. The use of pins is instrumental to the process of drawing with wire.
ACTING LIKE STARLINGS
is a project guided by the observation of complex, emergent patterns arising in nature and the city. It includes wire drawings, monoprints and a book.
is a an enlarged wire drawing from the Acting Like Starlings series. It is made of water jet cut steel.
is a series of six weavings. These feature patterns created by processing images of flocking birds through the pixelation, grid system and binary logic of digital technology and jacquard weaving.