From Fabrics to Flowers

September 18, 2008

By Mike Landry
One of Sally Ayre's new screen printed works.

One of Sally Ayre's new screen printed works.

After 15 years, Toronto-based artist Sally Ayre was ready for a change. She had made a name for herself using old photographic processes on translucent fabric that she would then layer to create images on images.

Replacing the fabric for the similarly translucent and textured Japanese paper Ayre set out to learn screen printing at Toronto’s Open Studio last Fall.

“You can only push a way of working so far and you need to shake it up a little bit,” says Ayre. “You get to a point you’ve really done all you wanted to do, and you don’t want to become redundant.”

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