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Studio Tour 2017 September 30, October 1

Posted by on Sep 28, 2017 in Featured, Installations, News, Recent Works, Sculpture, Society's Issues, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Comfort or CONFRONT…an Artist’s Dilemma.

In a world full of

Conflicting thoughts and values

Too much information

Too little thought

What role can an artist play?

 

This year I’ve spent a lot of effort to bring comfort  through FASM’s Hospital Mural Project.

But when I address social issues in my work by a sometimes confrontational approach some would rather ignore, I feel I’ve really accomplished my goal as an artist.

 

As a fellow artist I invite you to come see what I’ve been up to, Comfort or CONFRONT, and share your thoughts.

 

Our Annual Milton Studio Tour 2017 takes place on Saturday September 30 & Sunday October 1 from 10-5.

MSTcover2017 for email invite

Go to www.fasm.ca and link to the brochure and a Google Map with driving directions.

 

FASM Hospital Mural is installed

Posted by on Sep 22, 2017 in Installations, News, Recent Works | 0 comments

 Since this time last year, I have been working on a collaborative project to create a mural for the new Milton District hospital.  FASM members have donated 1200 volunteer hours to create  “Milton’s Nature Warms the Soul”, a 33’ x 8 ‘ work of art incorporating cardboard bas relief and painting.  Tina Newlove created the design, FASM’s President Ursula McDermid was the project manager working with the Hospital and community and my role was to figure out how to create it, purchase the materials, incorporate the cardboard art and coordinate the volunteers and installation.

We were sponsored by local businesses and a Community Fund Grant.  Our most generous benefactor was Milton Mall management who gave us space to work and enthusiastic support.

My own work suffered but this was the most rewarding adventure in my art career. There is nothing like sharing a creative vision …when it works…and this was fabulous!

The mural was installed in June and the new wing was then closed to everyone but hospital personnel. Next week we will finally gather to see the mural in situ and attend the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.

Sometimes the most rewarding act an artist can experience is working with a few to give meaning for many.

Paper Sculpture: my new medium

Posted by on Dec 13, 2016 in News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

I have been exploring the wonderful world of paper sculpture. It’s light, flexible and when properly mounted can move …much simpler than Winterstone. Melt is my first successful piece. This video was taken at Holcim Gallery at Milton Centre for the Arts

 

Studio Tour 2016, October 1 and 2

Posted by on Sep 27, 2016 in Featured, Installations, News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

nancy-cuttle-full-image-85-2Come visit my studio and gardens on Milton’s annual Studio Tour. My life size sculptures have been installed and joined by wire sculptures in the trees.
I’m on to a new project …a very big project !
You can download a brochure and map here:
http://fasm.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/MSTBrochure_Web-1.pdf

Offence/Defence is launched. Fenced is a success

Posted by on Nov 28, 2013 in News | 0 comments

Three and a half years of work…finally launched . Worth every minute spent!

Gallery from Escarpment Hall

Offence/Defence Exhibition November 2013

Offence/Defence Exhibition November 2013

Fenced Installation shot face-on

Invitation to Exhibition

Posted by on Oct 24, 2013 in News | 0 comments

scanned invitation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Printable Version: Offence-Defence-E-vite

Upcoming Exhibition

Posted by on Oct 23, 2013 in News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Are we keeping people out or keeping people in?

A simple fence becomes a barricade,

A barricade becomes a wall.

 

Offence, defence, incense.

 

                                                            From Fences by Nancy Cuttl

 

Finally …3 ½ years of work are now complete. The installation of Fenced will premiere on November 13, 2013 as part of Offence/Defence  an exhibition of works by Nancy Cuttle, Kal Honey and Kim Lee Kho.  Offence-Defence-E-vite

The Milton Area Studio Tour 2013 is on Saturday October 5th & Sunday October 6th, 10-5

Posted by on Sep 16, 2013 in News | 0 comments

Studio Tour 2013  2013 is my 10th year on the Milton Area Studio Tour and I look forward to 2 action-packed days of non-stop talking in my studio. Some people return every year to check things out and others give me a couple of years to produce new work.

 This year will be the 3rd year featuring my life-size sculptures for Offence/Defence with all 5 now complete. With one month to installation, I will be talking about the logistics of building the 12’ x12’ x 6’ structure for the sculptures and transporting them to the gallery. I must admit I’m suffering from major angst over this part of the process …but that’s part of the journey.    

 

Studio Tour Brochure  Studio Tour Brochure

 

SIZE DOES MATTER

Posted by on Jul 12, 2013 in News | 0 comments

Four months to installation!  As I work on my last figure …it’s huge, it’s heavy, it takes forever to build up…I’m more than ever convinced that SIZE DOES MATTER.

Working on the design for the installation from drawings to a scale model (life ÷ 4) to maquettes (life÷5), I discovered that a life-size (which depends on your size÷1) scale was necessary to get the personal gut reactions I hope to elicit.  Consequently, Fenced will be a 12’ x 12’ x 6’ installation.

To give my body a bit of a rest and to spend some R& R with special friends, I’m heading off to the fabulous Haliburton School for the Arts to do a course in Jewellery – Forming and Surface Decoration.  Talk about a switch from the ridiculous to the sublime … from (life ÷ 1) to (life ÷ 30).  Who knows what will evolve in these tiny copper sculptures?!

From (life ÷ 5) to (life ÷1)

From (life ÷ 5) to (life ÷1)

Five Months to Installtion

Posted by on Jun 13, 2013 in News | 0 comments

Five months from today our Exhibition Offence/Defence officially opens in the Holcim Gallery at Milton Centre for the Arts. I will not know if my 3 ½ years of creating really works until the installation is in place. Although I can see it in my mind’s eye, have to scale drawings, a mock-up and 4 of the 5 life-size figures finished; it will be the reaction of the viewer that will tell me whether all this effort has any significance.

 One may wonder why any sane person would invest so much of their time, talent and financial resources in something that the only return will be that it made people pause and reflect? I believe that In order to be valuable members of a civilised society, we need to gain perspective on all sides of an issue and understand the impact of our actions before we act. As an artist, I believe my work can be a catalyst to encourage personal contemplation and, even better, social interaction.   2013-02-16 16.23.21

Rather lofty goals for such an intangible outcome, you say?  Well, for me, that’s what art is all about.

Stay tuned!