Saving a painting (getting there slowly)


Changed the colour scheme entirely and thinking about sanding the surface flat as well. Not sure yet, but it certainly is an improvement over the coldness of the previous piece:


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Easy Listening for a Saturday Morning – Mulatu Astatke

The more I listen to his music, the more I want. Mulatu Astatke is an addictive drug which not only gives pleasure but calms the frenetic mind.

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Tanya Tagaq.


Descriptive and fascinating report of Tanya’s performance.

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I had heard her name before, I read articles about her Polaris prize winning performance and interviews where she seemed confident and proud. I thought about watching the video of said performance as I heard it was incredibly powerful.

But I am going to be honest and say that throat singing is not something I have ever been interested in. I have heard it before and I have understood its relationship to culture and the land. Aboriginal peoples form distinct nations with their own practices, songs, languages and art. Just because I am Native does not mean that I automatically identify with the cultural practices of other Nations. I thought because I did not like the throat singing I had heard before, that I wouldn’t like Tanya’s music.

Tanya performed two sold out shows at the Chan Centre in Vancouver with Severn Suzuki. Severn is someone a lot of us…

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Saving a Painting


Back in April of 2011, I put away a piece I wasn’t happy with. The initial idea was to do a colour study of greens with metallic mixes and, while the composition looked interesting, I was unhappy with the overall effect. So, with the weather slowly changing to winter, it’s time to haul it out and see if I can’t make it a little more scrumptious looking by changing the colour scheme.

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Ouroboros Ebola (done)


16×16″ – acrylic on birch panel

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Ouroboros Ebola – under construction


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Sunlit Lit


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