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Trying not to be Grey

A Sliver of Blue

Pink Forecast

The Ice Queen Cometh

Enter the Space

Walking in the Rain

Artists Together



Floyd Kuptana and deborah harris have been collaborating together for many years.

His sculptures have inspired her drawings, collages, paintings

which have in turn inspired Floyd to expand his talents into drawing and painting.

This show documents their creative conversation to the present.





Mirror, mirror on the floor...

what was once in the ocean,

is found on the shore.


This installation ushers in a new exhibition, 

F e r o c i o u s   J o y 


This whale bone was found on the shores of Tuktoyaktuk, NWT in 1940,

  at the mouth of the MacKenzie River where it enters the Arctic Ocean.




Anyone for a cup 'a tea?

Propelled into Space

Puzzling the Pieces to Come Together


     Puzzle: To perplex or confuse;

     to discover or resolve by long


The Rhythm of Repetition



What happens to the creative process when we try to repeat or reproduce it?

We may find our self stuck in the same place just spinning our wheels.

Something we can also call habit.


The First Robin of Spring

The Story of Easter Begins

We Enter the Space...



and the space enters us

Artists Together



Today artists Vivian Felsen and Floyd Kuptana showed up at the gallery ready to paint.

They managed to entice deborah harris, in spite of her resistance, to join them.

These paintings are the result of the dialogue between them.

Kuptana and harris' work are Picasso inspired.



Against All Odds



Against all of our resistances,

justifications and reasons for why not,

some hidden, forgotten, longed for essence 


continues to be.



The Title Unknown



Trying to find the story 

as it enters from the outside in

If it comes in I will find it.

A moving stream full of images.

One floats to the surface and lets me catch it.

That one image holds a memory of the whole.

If I can begin with that slippery fish

it will lead me through to an ending.


It is always surprising 

and always known.





The ON Button is Pushed...





                                                                                                       ...and pointing up

Wondering Which Way to Go



Sometimes, but almost never

we touch what we desire.


excerpt from 'Robert Frost at Eighty' by Peter Boyle



Returning to One




 Something rich comes from our conversations 

that I take home with me to ponder.



An Agreement to be Moved


Sometimes we cannot initiate. 

Sometimes we do not want to do what we are asked to do,

or we cannot decide what of all the things we think we must do

that we can do.

We are surrounded by movement. 

Simple, mundane tasks require our attention.

They insure that we continue to engage. 

We must only agree.


Moving from Chaos to Order

Hanging by a thread...

...turning to face the now.

A stroke of the hand...

                                                                                                                                                   grass in the wind

Playing a Song of Green



"Greensleeves was all my joy

Greensleeves was my delight

Greensleeves was my heart of gold

And who but my lady Greensleeves."

Ed and Gina Go to the Theatre


I asked him, "What kind of day do you think it is today?"

And he answered, "A little bit flat but friendly."


And so I thought maybe it looks like this.



A Gift of Flowers


The Collage and E.J Gold Gallery have joined the present show 'In Memory of Spring'

with what is being called -   'A Delicate Response'

One Step at a Time

The day began 

stepping on my own toes

but slowly the steps became more sure

more steady and evenly paced

one step following the next.

A Shadow Map

Enter at Your Own Risk

And in my Heart...

Flowering in my Head


More than an idea.




Matthew Bates is the nephew of a dear friend of ours, Pete Corr,

who passed away this last week, February 15.

Matthew has been here from England for the last days of his uncle and after.

He has inspired the next show entitled 'In Memory of Spring'

and has left us with many of what he is calling ' floral sculptures'.

This is one of his first excursions into collage which will be part of the new work shown in the Collage Gallery.  

Sweet Remembering

Finding Home


How much further must we go?





It's a Matter of Scale


An immensity of blue

small enough to fit in our mouth

or to hold in our hand.

An immensity,

too vast to comprehend

  and yet infinitesimal 

                                                                                             in our sight



New Life



                                                                    Moving from the darkness towards the light


Sculpted by the Weather

Indigo Dream


Watching the snow melt.



Working from home 

seeing the familiar in an unfamiliar way,

through the camera's lens and Sae's eyes.

                                                                                    They are windows too. 


                                                                                   Another benefit of home.                                                                         

Don't Touch



Sometimes we have to wear armour,

spikes and thorns pointing out,

to protect the soft inside.

Today is a prickly day.

Many Hands Make Light Work




We can do things more quickly and easily when we work together.

Today we were four working together.

These are two examples by Eron Boyd (top)


Vivian Felsen (lower)



As the Moon Wanes


The moon tonight may appear as full 

but its face has begun to move into shadow.

An almost imperceptible turning

we sometimes look up to see. 




Into the Deep



Blowing bubbles 

like small moons rising from the deep.

Feet fluttering to propel

a slow motion turning 

along the ocean floor. 




Rare Super Blue Blood Moon Rising!

Far From the Maddening Crowd



Very close to the gallery is another world,

a lush tropical world,

separated from the outside

just by a layer of glass. 

It's Your Move

The Beauty of Cold

Today is a poem

written in shadows.

Lines which speak of roots and cracks.

Ice a broken voice 

waiting to be fluid.

For now content with silence.

Just Out of Reach



How can we touch something which is floating?

It can be like a question which is not easily answered.

But even the asking inspires us to stretch our understanding.


Looking at life from both sides



Looking from one side I think that is all there is to see. 

But life itself keeps turning,

rising and falling with the tides. 

Through time I may receive the possibility of seeing from the other side,

a picture of the world,

more expansive and complex than anything I could have imagined.


Somewhere in between

is looking.

I could play with you but I don't wanna

well maybe just one touch

Theatre of Opposites

We are back in the saddle...

                                                                      ...coming out of the tunnel.



Shadows in a Rice Field




There is a story whispered here

stillness and movement

coming towards and going away 

from the one who stands watching



The Fish Has Flown

Looking to Get Hooked

somewhere it is spring

Deerly Beloved


We are gathered here to remember our roots and our gentle nature.

Happy New Year

Gone Fishing


Regular schedule resumes January 16th but check here  for surprises.


Merry Christmas to All and To All A Good Night

From Ed our doorman and tour guide

and the motley basement crew, Eron, Mark, Sae and deborah

            we are wishing you a joyous holiday season.

I Wonder as I Wander

Today's youngest visitor 

learning to walk 

and explore

a whole new world. 

A Little in the Shadow A Little in the Light

ONe FoRty FivE


OnE ForTy FiVe...

a time (in the afternoon or morning)

an age!

an address (without the street name)

the number of buttons in a jar

the number of centimeters of a shorter than average person

the cost of a skill saw on sale at Canadian Tire

the size of a large herd of cows

five pennies short of three rolls

when the train departs

the page in the book facing  144


(and the number just below the very nice shoe).






Everything tells me Something


In this image I recognize the object to be a chair.

I know that it is sitting on a floor.


The wall behind tells me that I can not walk forward 

but must exit the space to the left or the right.


The shadows also tell me something of the space surrounding,

of its shape and where the light is coming from. 


And it can be said that the chair recognizes me.

It has been carefully crafted for a person, such as myself, to sit upon.


In this way I am welcomed to the space.  


Wondering Which Way is Up


What is it that allows us to know where we are?


Recognition: To know 


To recognize and be recognized.


Without that we are lost.




Footprints in the Snow

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

It happened that while we were having our ongoing conversation

about this and that

and that and this,

the winter arrived

and settled all around us.



This sculpture can be seen in front of the Mars Medical Research Building

just south of College St. east of University Ave.

Confessions from the Work Place

This week began with a lot of unknowing 


 and ended with a little bit of floating.

Learning to Float is a Life Saver

    Please come to our holiday reception at Gallery Arcturus 

80 Gerrard St E., (Gerrard at Church St)  2:30 - 5 pm,

Saturday December 9, 2017

   All of our five gallery spaces will be open with new work

and yummies will be served.

Six Steps of Learning to Float



We are working on the exhibit 'Learning to Float'.

This is not necessarily referring to swimming or flying

but more as a way of being.

To do the work I am asked to be honest about my own experience.

I realized at this time floating seems impossible

but what if I have something to support me.

This piece is my way of teaching myself how to float.


Cradling the Egg

Hello December

                                    Twenty-five days til Christmas!

Inside the Prism

One and Many




Today nothing is lining up the way it should.

Impossible, it seems, to hold onto anything. 

Thoughts fly by like balls of light, 

 too fast to catch 

And should is just an empty word.


Perhaps lines can be stretched 

and holding released 

 if only for a moment

to float.



Can We See the Wind?



C.S. Lewis writes:-

"My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable spirit who reveals Himself 

in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind."



Towards Horizon's Line

Row, row, row your boat

Gently on the stream.

Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,

Life is but a dream.

Wrestling with Illusions of Grandeur

Sometimes I worry too much and think that I must be able to change the way things are.

I imagine that I am bigger and more important than I am.

This collage is a reminder of that illusion.

In and Out of Focus


We decided that what we want most today is to be able to focus on a single project and to see it proceed towards completion.

This photo is a perfect example of unfocused. It is also very beautiful and evocative because of its blurred edges and sense of movement. It is fun to see in many different ways, and to approach our projects from many different angles. That is creativity. 

Land Ahoy!


High strung and tangled

how to be in the ocean

on a ship    or   as a fish


wanting to  make it easier.

Wound up

in a tight ball 

wings humming

head  pointing

no feet for landing

no stopping 


up in the air.

Sharing the Job

When you hold the ladder

I can climb higher.


Standing in the middle of too many fragments

things begun but unfinished

what piece to pick up first 

where to direct attention

overwhelmed and wanting completion 

in some corner or other

standing in the middle...

still standing.

The First Glimpse of Winter

Inside the Story of Shmo

Today Sae sat in the library till the light grew dark

and worked on the illustrations for the story of Shmo.

This is Bonnie, my new best friend



I believe that animals bring us back to our senses. 




Somewhere Above the Tree Line


somewhere above the tree line

a lone cow

a ladder

and a place to wait

A Little Bit Tangled in the Branches


The darkness and light

seemingly in equal proportion 

and somewhere between 

carried by an unseen force

a line of colour. 


Looking to See What's Ahead

Returning with a Memory of Saguaro


Having made a brief trip to Tuscon for the weekend to visit with a friend 

and wondering how does the experience of a place and time faraway 

shape the here and now?

This is the answer today.


Prowling Towards Halloween


Today we are reassembling frames and stretching canvas over them making beautiful forms to paint on. The process requires attention, evenness of strength and exactness. Making them our selves feels very different from buying them ready made. There is a sense of satisfaction in the form itself.


We have not even considered the paintings which may appear on them.

A Story of What Was


 A story of what was 

incomplete but beautiful. 

A small finding and curiosity

makes us look further, 

collecting the fragments

and piecing them together 

into something

which resembles the whole. 



Music to Look At

You are invited...

f i N d i n g  f o r m


c L i m b i N g  L a d d E r s


Saturday October 21,

2:00 - 5:00 pm

Works by allen egan, jeremy gordaneer,

camie geary-martin,

sae kimura, eron boyd, deborah harris

Building a Painting

It is very different experience making installations with forms and then trying to paint or draw them.

I would say that the act of painting is one of seeing and it allows us to discover something new.

It is a way of engaging with the forms in the intimate and also limited, space of the canvas. 

Something of a conundrum.