Friday, December 5, 2008

I am going to be taking a part of Design Hope Toronto. I am really looking forward to interpreting the theme of shelter with my work. I think I will work with found pieces -paper, paint chips, pieces of wallpaper and wrapping paper and make an image of shelter with them. This will resemble so many make shift homes I see downtown each day. What about homeless people that must bring all their belongings with them everywhere each day because they have no place to put them? Maybe I will think more about that.

All this is very good for me. Focusing on helping others somehow makes my troubles so meaningless by comparison to those in real need. I never thought that I would be altruistic. But I'm not; it's just somehow a circle of helping yourself through helping others.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Here are some more pictures of my work from the last show...

Last week my friend and I spent some time in New York. In addition to seeing the city and helping our American friends with some retail therapy, while doing damage to my credit card, I spent a day at the MOMA. Saw a number of exhibitions in addition to the regular art there. WOW! What an amazing experience.

I think if I lived in New York, I wold spend all of my time looking at great art. Sometimes it makes me feel proud to be a part of a life form that can create such beauty, sometimes I feel like all the great things have already been created and what else is there to say. But the main point is that it makes me feel things...

How cool!