Monday, April 28, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Port Clemens - Queen Charlottes
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
After an initial bout of frustration and existential exasperation with the universe's thwarting of well laid plans, Andrew and I decided to make do with our lot in life. And what a lot it turned out to be! Point C ended up being quite the point indeed (see previous entry "Point C not Point B").
Thursday, April 17, 2008
And that's that.
We managed to make it over to the Museum of Northern BC-- where incidentally I am supposed to have a show in July. I came across this nice little nugget on an artist statement:
"It is my experience as an artist that time spent engrossed in making is the most vigorous conceptual lubricator"
I feel like doing some art now! Maybe it can aid me in processing my emotions concerning my currently conflicted relationship with the beneficence of the universe.
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Friday, April 4, 2008
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
I believe that when we work together we can achieve beautiful things.
In this critical moment for the planet and humanity, I believe that art has the profound opportunity to inspire and to lead through socially and environmentally conscious creativity. I wish to explore within the context of an MFA at the Trans Art Institute collaborative, 'open source art'.
Much like open source software, open source art sees the artist as the architect of collaborative art projects that involve numerous individuals creating pieces of a much larger whole. For the last year I have been exploring this process through mosaic, multi-media mandalas. By inspiring the participation of many, the artist orchestrates a creation that is much more than the sum of its parts. The harmonious and grand creations that result are a powerful symbol of what can be achieved by working together. I am profoundly excited by the potential of this process to unite and inspire.
For humanity to raise to the challenge of the challenges of our planetary moment, we must become more conscious of our interconnectedness to our neighbours, to nature and to the planet. Mandallas are part of ancient spiritual traditions in raising consciousness. They are a uniquely poised medium to assist with the grand task at hand.