Thursday, October 8, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
My Art with some paint marks. It feels really important to be close to materials. Something very primary and significant about mark making, image creation, illustration. Drawing upon my history, I feel my expressiveness is essential.
This is a image created using locally gathered ochre pigment and charcoal powder.
This is a acrylic, ink and graphite painting of my grandfather.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
So, Gary and I met on Kijiji and we went to see his cottage. Its up near Earlstown, nova scotia and we did some gardening. He hopes to turn it into an artist community, a place for people to enjoy nature, grow food, and make art.
I think its a really good idea, and I had a lot of fun with him and his two boys; Thierry and Henry.
Monday, May 25, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Friday, February 27, 2009
This was a very hopeful, enjoyable and significant event.
We should all celebrate the craftspeople of the land. They are our life-blood. Perhaps we may not survive on them all the time. And if food or clothing was needed for our entire population- they would not be able to handle the demand. But this is the eventual goal. The reality of living from what we grow. This is something that is truly enriching. It is not a sacrifice to rely on your own. It is a beneficial reality.
The connection between something you have been directly involved in, that directly affects you. This kind of a relationship of true symbiosis.
Interdependence is the only way to craft a sustainable society. As with any good relationship, that necessary element- "I need you"
We cannot evolve unless we value our history, a history that embraced the lands usefulness.
The only way we will get there is by fostering patience, kindness, acceptance and to live with a passion for everything that is.