Please check out Pride in my Students's work: Assembled Identities - Legacy Mural project - Part One for the students' reflections and processes... What follows are the students' artwork as they are displayed in the common spaces of the school.
The graduating class (Grade 11) of visual arts students at Pierrefonds Community High School were given a particular challenge this year… To leave a piece of themselves behind that will both express their growth while here and inspire future students coming to our school… It all started with the following statement & question…”In a few … Continue reading Pride in my Students’s work: Assembled Identities – Legacy Mural project – Part One
Quite some time ago, before Covid... my drawing teacher asked us to do what he called Goya Squares. The premise is that he cut of (photocopies) of famous Goya etchings into 1" squares; we were to take between one to three of them, place them on a large white sheet of paper and draw outwards … Continue reading Creative Blocks – Goya Squares Continued
In November 2020, I had to make an emergency call to the plumbers to solve a drain back-up issue in my basement. They used their camera and discovered that the old cedar hedge on the side of my house had finally grown roots deep and strong. They broke the sewer pipe taking our waste water … Continue reading Butterfly Garden – Transforming damage done by plumbers into something beautiful
What follows is the first draft of a proposal that is to be submitted for a final Fibres art project this year... It will surely change, but I wanted to share my thought process on this installation... My Love of Making is a Fluxus Affair Guiding Quotes: “If I create from the heart, nearly everything … Continue reading My Autobiographical Pattern – Moving into an Installation
... It moved around with me for a while, before sitting in storage in my parents' basement for a good 20 years. When my parents finally sold their home, I reclaimed it with the intension of restoring it to its original glory... the only problem was that I didn't like how it looked... originally...
Ok, daydreaming is now a good thing. CHECK 👍 Thank you, Abraham-Hicks! I've been a guilty master of this practice all my life and I won't feel guilty about it anymore! Well, that's my intention. Onto the next overthought... The moment I started accepting this freedom, I started rethinking what I want to do creatively... … Continue reading My Ongoing Creative Conundrum
In my self-isolation due to Covid-19, the house has been cleaned and re-cleaned to a point of sterilization. Between cleanings, I’ve been reading, wasting time on social media, and making artworks. I discovered some abstract outlines in an old sketchbook and pulled out some bottles of acrylic inks I wanted to use before they dried … Continue reading Neo-Apocalyptic Dust Mites #1
Take a little time hunting through my "Repurposed" posts on The New Renaissance Mindset and you'll find an ambitious project I started last summer. I salvaged this old rundown cabinet that was tossed in the garbage. It was in a pitiful state and I di in fact take pity on it. I dragged it home in … Continue reading A Very Successful Salvaging – The Wardrobe