‘There is a thin semantic line separating weird and beautiful and that line is covered in jellyfish’
This summer season features an exhibition of paper collage on wood panels by the Noodle Gallery mistress herself, Monica Kerr-Coster.
As well, the gallery continues to display awesome pottery ‘dibblers’ by Fraser Forsythe, fantastic textile creations by bee by design, beautiful hand-dyed silk scarves by karma scarves, stunning sterling silver and black rubber jewelry by Cheryll Collins Collection and inspiring and creative steam punk industrial furniture and lighting by John Leenders.
There is something about jellyfish that I am so drawn too. The idea for this series came after sitting and watching the jellyfish exhibit at the Ripley’s Aquarium in Toronto for a long, long time. A sense of calm and peace fills me as I watch them. Jellyfish go through life pulsing and pumping and floating along at the whim of the ocean current. Never seeming to be in a rush or distress. If only we could all be like jellyfish. I wanted to bring this sense of calm and peace to our walls.
I’m thrilled to be exhibiting my very first show of ‘larger’ pieces and I would like to dedicate it to the memory of my parents Robert and Sugako Kerr. Both raised in warm ocean currents (one in Australia and one in the south of Japan) they went with the flow of life circumstances which lead them to each other and to a happy life together. I like to think of them now as a pair of jellyfish ever more, riding the tides and continuing to go with the flow…