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Some thoughts on leaving and coming back
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Some thoughts on leaving and coming back
I am preparing to fly West this afternoon, after a busy and very productive several months in various spots in Nova Scotia. A great residency with Scott Smallwood, and new work launched in Parrsboro, at Main & Station. The start of some new and exciting collaborations with Deborah Carruthers ...
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Old Boats Recycled Into Sheds
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Old Boats Recycled Into Sheds
Originally posted on e MORFES: UK Fishermen on Lindisfarne (aka Holy Island), have recycled retired wooden fishing vessels into stunning storage sheds. Photo: Kevin Wakelam Photo: Fiona McPhie Photo: jones-y-gog Inverted boat houses outfitted with modern living facilities that serve as holiday ac...
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Sherds Shards Shorelines
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Sherds Shards Shorelines
Originally posted on heritagelandscapecreativity: With Holocene sunsets New materials wash across our shores Continued sedimentation of humanity Ancient intermingling salt, stone, seaweed, shell Cast wide – a strange catch of sherds Cast deep – a strange haul of shards Fragmentary peo...
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And the Tide Turns
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I’ve been hunkered down and quiet the last while, for a number of reasons. Travel – back west and then back east – for the AGM of Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC, and for a memorial service in Calgary. Work – finishing up some experiments in cyanotype (!), and writing a...
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Natura Insects – Insects made of Flowers
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Originally posted on e MORFES: Stag Beetle Natura Insects by designer Raku Inoue is an art series of flower arrangement of insects. Inoue arranges leaves and blooms to create the delicate components of beetles, butterflies, dragonflies and other insects. See more: Behance / Instagram Butterfly Ka...
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Making … and Unmaking
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The process of installing (and then striking) and exhibition always feels a little bit like alchemy to me. It’s the presentation of a series of things transformed: from the raw materials, to the work, to the exhibition itself … and then it all disappears again. Of course it’s no...
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Generosity … and Many, Many Thanks
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Generosity … and Many, Many Thanks
It’s been a remarkable time; the residency and performance, the talk, the exhibition … and now that it’s all done and packed up, a little time to reflect. The first week was all about slowing down, getting reacquainted with the town and the land … shifting gears, not unlik...
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Last Week for the Exhibition!
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Last Week for the Exhibition!
I’m a little boggled by how the days have passed by since our exhibition opened.  Just this week, and I’m back to Parrsboro to take down the show, and pack it all up for shipping. I’ve been really quite chuffed by the feedback we have been getting on the work. Our lovely hosts a...
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macromareal: a rising tide lifts all boats
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Our exhibition is officially open! Had a lovely time at the opening reception yesterday afternoon; some great conversations with people, and a good turn out! Lovely food too – thanks to Judith at Main & Station! I was quite struck with the reaction of people to the show: several guests ...
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Already?! The Exhibition Opens Tomorrow!
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The days have been flying past, and I find myself here, on the eve of our exhibition opening in Parrsboro! I am looking forward to sharing the work Scott and I have been developing over the course of this residency, and interested in hearing feedback about it.   For those in the area of Parr...
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