16 x 20 inches
Rising COVID-19 cases. Variants of concern. Vaccine supply shortages. How to maintain physical and mental well-being during the pandemic? One of my strategies is to go out for a walk. Outdoor areas are considered relatively low risk provided safety measures are maintained. My brisk walk energizes me and helps keep my fitness level up. Yet, I also slow down. I pay attention to my breathing and how my body moves. I become more aware of my surroundings, and engage my senses. The mindful walk in nature beneath trees enhances my feeling of well-being. This restorative opening of the senses and the appreciation of present moment underlies Mindful Walking, 1, 2021.
Silk from a Dupioni sample book, various paper and printed fabrics were either sewn or glued onto a Mi-Teintes Art Board. Metal, birch bark, beads, glass, stone and thread were affixed to the surface to enhance the colour and texture.
Doug Adams is a Toronto-based artist and a graduate of the Ontario College of Art (1995). His mixed media collages include various fabrics and papers that are stitched or glued onto photographic prints, Japanese hand-made papers or Mi-Teintes Art Boards. The materials are layered and then often cut or torn off. Stones, beads, buttons, glass, bark and metal are affixed to the surface to accentuate colour and texture. He works predominantly in series in which each variation can stand alone, yet simultaneously can relate to the rest of the works and expand the theme.
Doug has participated in indoor and outdoor group exhibitions and in several solo exhibitions in university and artist-run galleries. His work is in private collections in Canada, The United States and The Netherlands.
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