Glitter Beginnings was a collaborative show that I did with artist Adriana McNeely in the Harbourfront Centre Vatrines. The work presented explored the connection between traditional kids-craft and the current craft practice of both artists today. Craft means something different to us now than it did when they were younger, although many of the processes and materials used as children may still relate in some way to our current work. Making crafts out of paper, glitter, glue, plastic beads and embroidery floss helped spark an early interest for idea and material exploration.
Though the materials have shifted, McCavour's intricate thread drawings and McNeely's fine jewellery are inspired by their beginnings with Arts and Crafts. Glitter Beginnings will be filled with favourite imagery of childhood craft projects emphasizing the artists’ close relationships with those formative activities. Here are some of my pieces which were based on scribbles, pearler beads and folded lined paper.