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Wind and Sun and Chocolate (TGIF)

"Today the wind is not mean."  SK


Room with a View


Companions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                             Collage by Eron Boyd

On a path of recurrence


Looking Up


Where to look if you loose your baguette

Photograph by Simeon Posen, collage intervention by deborah harris


As Different as Night and Day



Catching a magic moment


A meeting in the library with three engineering students


How to describe a space which is not merely shaped by walls and ceiling and floors

a space which is held and shaped by attention

a space which changes shape by the questions it poses, by the forms placed in it.


Happy birthday Floyd


Eleven Pigeons Sitting


Welcoming the Year of the Dragon

Somethings are too overwhelming to explain.... but we can try

 

Today's inquiry... what is skill , the ability , through repeated practice to do something well, what part does skill play in all creative endeavors and

what is that other part, the mysterious inspiration which sparks that skill.

 

A ship takes skill to build, the skill and strength of many workers.

 

A wave does not take skill,  a wave happens.


Shadow Play


Unlikely Liasons


Stepping out of the line


Walking on the sunny side


Couch, the verb


Please, lay down on the couch I have prepared

and I will try to keep my objections gentle

my observations fair and fact

Couched statements are not too heavy,

resisting gravity and serious complaint.

Their feet are poised to fly,

practising exit,

lest they offend.

 


Not sleeping

 

If she had ever dreamt of flying this might be her dream
but she has never had a dream of flying, as far as she remembers.
It is a mystery she appears to know how.
In the row of houses she is holding all the doors open from her heart. All are closed.
Half her face is marbled with lines and shadow, a roof rests on her head
and why hover over this particular landscape at sun's pink setting?
Perhaps an aesthetic choice places her there.

It is the wind which keeps her bouyant,
a ship sailing through the sky,
without apparent departure or destination site,
an everlasting moment
seen by one other. 

The story evolves


Today we added three paintings to the Genesis Gallery.

As is happens when you add or subtract one object everything must shift,

and so it was.

In the top image we hung  'Awakening'  by Andrea Maguire

In the context of  'moved by the invisible' it seems to be the spirit which animates the figure in the black kimono.

In the middle image we see 'Fairgrounds'  by Chris Langsthroth.

In this painting there are seven figures walking together.

The pillars behind by Ramona Zoladek seem to emerge from the strokes of paint.

There are also seven figures in the painting 'Returning Home' by deborah harris.

All the figures have perhaps left what appeared to be the 'ark'.

They have landed and disembarked to begin another part of the journey.

 

Sometimes there is colour


rEhANging thE tOP FlOOr


Today part 2


Today part 1


Seeing the space as if for the first time


Returning with the scent of where we've been


Re-entry

Remembering

Floyd Kuptana drawing his line in the studio some years ago

Running together thirteen hours apart

...one in the past one in the future

trying to meet in the present

Sitting on the sidelines


Neither in nor out

Collage by deborah harris


Collecting stars

Flying fish

The day that I received this photo from Sae (still in Japan) I had a conversation about planes and how

I could not be complacent about how strange and extraordinary it is that we can make something so

huge and make it float in the air. I thought that if I could make an image of whales in the sky perhaps

it would remind us. Sae sent me this image in reverse, the reflection was not as obvious because

it was upside down but when we turned it around it became the image I had imagined.

Close Up and Far Away

Mount Fuji as seen from Ashigar-toge Pass, north -east of Odawara, Japan.

Here comes the sun, la la la la la

Today the sun came out!

Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone

I don/t want to blame Sae's visit to Japan for our lack of sunshine but...

Moving into the New Year one step at a time

Reluctantly but thoughtfully called to celebrate


Collage by Eron Boyd

 

(Sorry to be late)

On the shores of the unknown


Much of our days are spent moving through the familiar

but there are times when the familiar takes leave and we are stopped and quieted

in the presence of something we have as yet no explanation for.

 

Collage by Vivien Felsen

Wondering where am I?


How do we see the wind?

 

Etching by David Blackwood

Illustrating the story Wake of the Great Sealers by Farley Mowat


Conversation around the table

Sharing our Christmas lunch


Birds of a feather...


Choosing the right four


The energy of opening up the space


Black hats

A day for little works and little flurries


The looking between One and the Other



Sae and I made these two collages simultaneously, sitting across from each other.

While we always do everything exactly opposite there is also always a connecting feeling.

In the blue collage the figure or being is looking directly at you the viewer, there is a relationship

between you and the creature. In the cactus collage the two figures are looking at each other,

we are witness to them and we can see that the feeling is gentle and direct. The expression of 

the figures of both collages have a very similar quality.

 

It seems that it is easy to see the obvious differences in the works, the colour pallet, the subject,

the composition, all conspire to convince us of their incompatibility. It is fun to contemplate the

pieces to find what is shared, hence the title 'The looking between One and the Other' . 

 

Hot bath is a good idea


making cards


Paper and glue

... and attention.

A fish out of water day


What is needed for the journey?

The good wishes and blessings of all those who care for us,

and who travel with us in their hearts.

 

 

 

 

Collage by Eron Boyd

from the etching 'The Circus' by Picasso

The Art of Animation

The last leaves have fallen

Trying to connect the line to somewhere

Gone Fishing


Three views of the same window


It is extraordinary to be reminded that even as we sit next to each other,

at the same table just inches apart,

 even as we look out of the same window

what we see through that window is not the same.

It is easy to imagine that what we experience with those close to us

in what seems to be a shared circumstance must be the same

but each of us has a very unique perception which informs our knowing.

It is always a challenge to express that perception to another.

Before the harvest


Today could be a painting


A Cast of many coming to the collage gallery


 

Papier-mâché sculptures by Sae Kimura

Part III What Lies Beneath


Part II Facing East



Part I Blue Ice


Up North

The feet came here.


Walking towards winter

A preview to the Up North Gallery


The beauty of winter light

Photographs by Miloslav Saly


                                        Milo Saly is a photographer and a frequent visitor to the gallery.

                                       When I first saw his work these stood out to me as extraordinary

                                       in their composition, depth and surprise of colour. What makes

                                         great photography is the ability to frame what you see in a

                                        way that allows the viewer to share in the experience.

flying girl and wind mill lady




Couples

Paintings by Rachel Berman 1946-2014

 

Rachel Berman's work is represented by the Ingram Gallery, Yorkville, Toronto

and can also be viewed online.


The Day After


Happy Halloween


A day of inquiry


Thursday collage, again


torn edges


Choosing to be in the light


Looking for the Doorway


A bit of a surprise


I wanna stay...I wanna go... keeps me in one place

movement today seems impossible


A Perfect Day

Over the Falls


The Sky Over Niagara Falls

 

Photos by Eron Boyd   October 7/8, 2023

Thursday Part II


Thursday Part I



Observers of Time Passing


Bronze sculpture of Frederick Banting and Charles Best in front of the MaRS building

where they did much of their work on the discovery of insulin ninety years ago.

This must be a fairly new acquisition because I have not been able to find out

who the artist is and when it was installed but I will keep looking.

The Winds of Winter Return


Finding pieces that converse together

Photographic work 

Far left and Right by Sim Posen

Glass triangle with transparencies by Sim Posen

Middle photo by Pamela Williams


And why do we forget and how do we remember?


Can we know why we do what we do? Part 2


Can we know why we do what we do? Part 1



The raw material for today.s collages


Listening is a nine letter word


Into the woods


Friends

 

a  mysterious recognition

and appreciation of the other

the sameness and differences

somehow balance

in an easy play of being

 


Harvest Moon

Miscommunication


Remembering my animal nature


Red Bird Flies


Holding the Red Bird


Collaging the collages


dark room


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