Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
this is inspired by a picture i found in an old national geographic. the entire article is on this farmer named Farmer Benn, who is quoted as saying: "i like doin' things the old way". he was a happy, overworked farmer. he is also quoted as saying: "when will i retire? i'm workin' myslef down from 90-hour weeks. Maybe next year it'll be 80 hours." a typical and charming image of farmers.
(Currently housed in Halifax)
as i wend to the shores i know not,
as i list to the dirge, the voices of men and women
as i inhale the impalpable breezes that set in upon me,
as the ocean so mysterious rolls toward me closer and colser,
i too but signify at the utmost a littlewash'd-up drift,
a few sands and dead leaves to gather,
gather, and merge myself as part of the sands and
from As I Ebb'd with the Ocean Life
inspired by my dad and the poem by Wendell Berry:
Peace of the Wild Things
When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.
even if you don't catch a ride, the act of trying to
makes the sidewalk and bills melt away,
as the foliage massages your soul awake.
and you find that somehow you've left one place for another
without necessarily moving very far at all.
Saturday, February 9, 2008
Monday, February 4, 2008
Saturday, February 2, 2008
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
I'm trying to get away from using photos that i didn't take,
but sometimes they're just so good. this one is of some italian women harvesting
jasmine for purfume. as a justification: i want to capture the diversity of agriculture around the world. i want bring a visual lucidity to the lives that literally carry the world on their backs. i mean, we already are connected through the products that we use--painting is my way of bringing a little more awareness and heart to our interconnected existence.
(i guess i need to get myself a camera and start travelling the world)