Basalt Deconstruction – Precarious Stones Rock Art

Searching for the perfect stones isn't easy, there is a certain level of trial and error involved. I found the long square stone, much like a paving stone or wall rock, and then needed to see where I could stand it up. I seem to recall trying to use it as a balance with stones … Continue reading Basalt Deconstruction – Precarious Stones Rock Art

Pride in my Students’s work: Assembled Identities – Legacy Mural project – Part Two

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.

Pride in my Students’s work: Assembled Identities – Legacy Mural project – Part One

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

Pride in my Students’ Work: Their first student art show in a real gallery

Theme: Panic to Power - Your journey through Covid:  You are invited to create a unique artwork of your own design that expresses how you feel about the last two years of Covid and what it feels like to come out of this pandemic. This will be part of the Mental Health Month in May 2022.Method of the artwork: … Continue reading Pride in my Students’ Work: Their first student art show in a real gallery

Transformative Artistry — Antoni Gaudi

youtube.com/watch A few nights ago, in one of our long, winding, and intellectually indulgent conversations, my good friend Marcel and I were dreaming out loud about possible work relocations. I eventually came around to discussing Barcelona as a place I could see my family being right now and staying into retirement. I gave some practical … Continue reading Transformative Artistry — Antoni Gaudi

A little good news — about amazing art

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/animal-sculptures-trash-art-stephanie-hongo/ I love found object art and almost any artwork that transforms recycled materials. Check out @sugarfox_art

The Bathers – Complete – Sorry for the delay

I've been a little preoccupied with report cards and year-end curricula for my first graders, as well as my daughter's high school graduation... add to that life keeps me busy with many other things. So, I haven't taken the time to try and escape the painter's block I felt. I moved the painting around the … Continue reading The Bathers – Complete – Sorry for the delay

A little good news — Ok, it’s another geek moment for me: this is really cool to me!

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/roman-colosseum-to-get-hi-tech-floor/ I visited Rome during a Christmas holiday back in 1996 and the Colosseum was closed for repairs so I couldn't enter, but I walked around it and played out in my imagination all the stories I'd read about it. I would have loved to see the inside and the tunnels... very soon, it seems, … Continue reading A little good news — Ok, it’s another geek moment for me: this is really cool to me!

A little good news — this one’s for all us art nerds

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/adopt-notre-dame-gargoyle/ In the Many parts of North America, the public can adopt a piece of the highways to contribute to public funds (and get tax breaks). For years now, my family has been adopting (fostering by donation) animals as gifts to our children. My wife now does this for an elephant and two chimpanzees. I'm … Continue reading A little good news — this one’s for all us art nerds

The Bathers – In The Absence Of The Right Music…

Key take-away for today... I need to pick a musical pallet along with my colour pallet! I knew I was going to paint the bathers, but I picked a random musical choice to paint with, and I felt resistance in almost every brushstroke... almost like I was painting against the music, instead of with it. … Continue reading The Bathers – In The Absence Of The Right Music…