Monday, January 24, 2011
I have been invited to 'speak' about 'my life as an artist' after the Women's Art Association of Hamilton's meeting at the Art Gallery of Hamilton on Thursday, February 17th, 2011. 1 pm, for one hour. Free.
It is my intent to do a quick 'overview' of my 35 years of production with periodic digressions ...
Beginning with my typeface design, 'Lindsay', sold to Letraset England in 1980, I'll then move into the two decades of Canadian fine furniture design & construction, followed by an overview of my painterly evolution from the age of fourteen, and my later involvement with pinhole photography and most recently, photo-collage work and fractal design. Interspersed throughout will be side-bars to my published efforts, including the two books of poetry, 'Bush Chord' and 'On Top of Mount Nemo', and the novels, 'Economic Sex' and 'The Gilded Beaver by Anonymous'. (Possibly digression might include the experimental documentary, 'In the Eye of the Hunter'.) I also hope to 'launch' my latest book, 'CANADADA: A Painter's Nature' at that time.
It should be fun. As I am 'self-taught', I go at it all a bit differently then most. I will try to keep you entertained!
Location: Jean & Ross Fischer Gallery on the Main floor. Free. Hope to see you there!
Monday, January 17, 2011
After an unfortunate 'start' to the New Year with a complete collapse of my phone/internet service, I'm now back, ready to go! I intend to start with some simple photos this year of a phenom that interests me: tracks. Footprints. In the snow. I like where this takes my mind in the consideration of OTHER species 'out there'. These marks are like minature signatures in and of Time. The imprint of activity that has long gone resonates with the 'background' notion that these critters are 'out there' still, and more importantly, that they are there at all times of the year. It is only during the hush of winter that many of our otherwise silent 'wild nieghbours' become visible ...
Whether it be rabbit, coyote, squirrel, field mice, deer, and/or predatory hawks (and many more unidentified prints, large & small) - all pass through this landscape on a regular basis. (I've even SEEN an elusive FOX near here...) Needless to say, it's lots of fun to track and explore in the bush ...
Time to go a wanderin' with camera. Will return with more WINTERSCAPES later ... :)