Blood Star Gallery
The Art of Susan Taylor and Frank Ducote


(posted on 7 Jul 2024)

Dear friends of the Blood Star,

Covid did it. We were sequestered at home by a long mutual bout in early 2024 and collaborative collage work took hold of us. Frank had adopted collage enthusiastically in 2022 and Susan finally caught the bug this year - pun intended, after a decade-long admiration for the collage work of American artist Fred Tomaselli.

We'll be showing our collaborative collages and much more, along with ten other passionate, talented Pender Island artists, at the upcoming ART OFF THE FENCE Show, now in its 28th year. 

Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21, 11 am to 5 pm with a special artists' tour of the show Saturday at 3 pm. We hope you'll join us. It'll be fun and interesting; each participating artist will give us a little insight into their inspiration and process.

Yes, there's the Dip to contend with. The road to South Pender will almost certainly be closed for repair work on the Dip between 10 and 2 on Saturday but if you come to the show early we won't turn you away. Plan to stay with us for the day, bring a picnic, David Lumley and Friends will be providing music in the afternoon, you can visit Brooks Point, enjoy a nosh at Poets Cove Resort. Make it a memorable day on South Pender. There'll be no work on the Dip on Sunday. And the Legion will be providing food on Sunday.

And once ART OFF THE FENCE is a wrap, we'll be heading to Vancouver Island for the Sooke Show where one of Susan's tree inspired pieces, What Trees Know, will be on exhibit. The Sooke Show runs July 27 to August 5.

We hope to see you on South Pender or in Sooke this month.

And if you're going to be in Richmond, it's the last month to catch Susan's public art installation Lines and Nets at the Aberdeen Canada Line Station on #3 Road. We have yet to figure out what to do with the four 6.5 x 6 foot pieces in this installation. Ideas?

We wish you a wonderful July doing delightful summertime things with family and friends.


Taylor / Ducote, It's for the Birds, acrylic and collage on cradled panel, 60 x 40 x 1.5

Susan and Frank

Still crazily together after cutting / collaging 286 leaves, 111 cherries, 11 birds, 24 flowers and many slender blades of grass

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