Drawing Lesson

Drawing Lesson

I am not usually one to share ‘inspirational’ talks or pithy quotes. To be honest, most of that kind of thing leaves me flat – sorry if that seems cynical or jaded, but there’s a tendency toward the superficial ‘instafix’ in this culture that is served by this material. However – I have also been […]

Animated Nature

Animated Nature

I have always ben fascinated by flight, and the movement of birds in general. There’s something rather otherworldly about it (to me) for some reason. One of the things I would truly love to see in this life is a huge murmuration of starlings. I have seen smaller ‘swarms’ of them once or twice, but […]

Spring, becoming Summer

Spring, becoming Summer

Stunning work by Jenine Shereos. I am struck by the sensitivity & delicacy of this work. To me it speaks to a deep understanding of the materials, and the ephemeral nature of beauty. Of All Things. I am looking forward to the book she is publishing on this body of work! All images below, © […]

Just a very few more days …

Just a very few more days …

… and Chaotic Bodies will close at Spazio Performativo. Amazing how fast the month has gone by – I’ve been too buried in the never-ending-cold-that-should-be-spring here to actually grasp that time is really passing quite quickly, and we are over 1/4 of the way through the year. It has been a great experience re-working this […]

Residencies: A Primer

Residencies: A Primer

I will be presenting a Professional Development talk in Edmonton on March 27th 2018. This will be an all-access Webinar, so anyone interested outside of Edmonton can participate as well. Please see the details below to register. Free for Visual Arts Alberta ~ CARFAC members, $45 to non-members. RSVP by 4pm on Friday, March 23. For […]

Chaotic Bodies Opening Thursday Mar 8!

Chaotic Bodies Opening Thursday Mar 8!

I am excited to be presenting a dance-infused project in Mile Zero Dance’s Spazio Gallery! The multi-media installation Chaotic Bodies will be on view in the window gallery until April 8th, so stop by Mile Zero Dance and have a look. (after dark the work takes on a new life!) If you are in the area, […]

Thinking about Bodies & Control

Thinking about Bodies & Control

I am looking toward the Opening of Chaotic Bodies this Thursday at Mile Zero Dance – and not surprisingly, I am thinking a great deal about relationship, space, and how our bodies convey information. What we communicate with gesture and movement is so vital to our understanding – to meaning-making – but also to the way […]

And there it was … gone!

And there it was … gone!

21st Century Nesting Practices has closed, and it’s all been packed and stored away again. So strange, that process: how things come out of boxes and wrapping to take on a life of their own for a while, and then disappear again. It was a great experience – a lovely way to come ‘full circle’ […]

One more Week, and an Event!

One more Week, and an Event!

This is the last week that 21st Century Nesting Practices is on exhibition at the McMullen Gallery. Amazing how fast the time has gone by! The exhibition closes  on Sunday February 25th; morning of the 26th, I’ll be in the gallery, packing up the work. In the mean time though – pop in if you […]

Fascinating winter phenomenon – Snow rollers

Fascinating winter phenomenon – Snow rollers

Originally posted on e MORFES:
By Perduejn – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link A snow roller is a rare meteorological phenomenon in which large snowballs are formed naturally as chunks of snow are blown along the ground by wind, picking up material along the way, in much the same way that the large snowballs…