A collaboration between myself and Grant Heaps of the National Ballet’s wardrobe. He makes the most incredible quilts! I did an illustration based on a ballet he conceived — he will be spending far more time putting the quilt together than I spent doing the illustration. I think it started over a year ago, and he’s probably got another year or two before this project (one of many he is working on) will be complete. I was in his studio today and had a sneak peak. You can check out more of his brilliance here and here and here.
A Birch Tree Ballet – A Sneak Preview
About Ian Phillips Illustration
- Ian Phillips grew up in the far north of Canada and has participated in a multitude of winter sports, including: skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ice-fishing, tobogganing, figure-skating, ice-hockey and harpoon-toss. His favorite holiday is the Winterlude and he hopes one day to meet the Bonhomme.
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National Ballet of Canada
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