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Sharing Inspiration

Today we had a visit from our friend Eric McConachie who lives and paints at his home in Haliburton.

During our visit he shared stories with us of Peter Camani.

This video will introduce him also to you.

Joyful

Sometimes when I open my mouth

a rhino comes out running

another pauses close behind

considering

Running and Considering

friendly siblings

on either side of expression.

 

 


Ascending to the top floor


The writing is on the wall


Out of the boudoir into the feild, a collage journey

Collage by deborah harris


Painting by Pierre Bonnard 1867-1947


A fugue in three movements


Collage by deborah harris

Collage by Jill Lawrence


Collage by Eron Boyd


Crow complains and Eagle listens

Photo by Dominique Cruchet

 

"The spring is here and the fields are full of yellow color and we met a crow and an eagle having a conversation in the middle of a field. It felt joyous to have seen them and that they kept arguing in front of us."

 

From Joan Cullen  and Dominique Cruchet in Prince Edward Island



reflection


Quilted




Finding ourselves at the table Part 1


Part 2


Part 3


One pigeon to another, "Thank goodness it's Friday!"


Somewhere between a rock and a hard place the flowers grow


Lift Off


A big small space


Three Faces

Collage by deborah harris

The Rescue

Today we changed the Library to be home to the painting 'Wolf' by Travis Shilling.

Travis Shilling is represented by Ingram Gallery in Yorkville where he has been showing since 2012

You can treat yourself to a  view of these exhibitions on their website.

https://ingramgallery.com/artists/travis-shilling/index.htm

Holding onto a white flag


The place is here


Opulent


Sitting with her shadow


Looking Up


Impossibly light and impossibly heavy


Haiku


Unfolding


Visiting birds

A day of complex emotion


Riding the weather


Falling Asleep

trying to tame the beast


Walking through an arbour of blossoms

Early morning Odawara, Kanagawa, Japan



Head in the wind, foot in the box


What is truth?


Without Words


The Wind Rages


Open to Receive



Seeing Through a Veil of Green

Clouds Gathering


It's Spring!


what goes up must come down


The first step can be the hardest



A Brown Button Day


Friday Part 2 - He's kind of missing the point


Friday Part 1 - On a slow boat to China


Waiting for the rain


Receiving the sunlight


In the Dark Room

Daniel Hanequand had direct experience of war. Some years after surviving that experience he made these

pieces, eight in total. We did not have occasion to meet him but we met his wife, Maria Carla, and she

bequeathed some of his work to us. I think that we are living in a time when we need to reflect upon the

madness and sacrifice of war. It is a privilege to be able to show this work which does not champion

political sides but instead awakes us to the enormous cost to all of us if we allow ourselves to be infected

by hate.


A day with many layers

Merging


Balancing

Collage by deborah harris

Perplexed


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' .