I was looking through some of my early prints the other week. Here's a linocut that I made in 1974. I was playfully inspired by the kapok trees I saw in the Caribbean when I visited my family there. I loved those trees, in particular a huge one whose buttress roots formed a sort of… Continue reading Kapoks Resting
It's the Winter Solstice with the longest night of the year and, after that, the gradual return of light. In celebration, here's 2 linocuts I made as part of the Mirrors of the Heart card deck. Good health, peaceful nights and returning daylight to you.
We had a day of much much rain and wind yesterday. The tail end of Hurricane Patricia was passing through and we may still be having the aftereffects with high winds continuing today. Last night, the clouds were beautifully dramatic over downtown Toronto and Lake Ontario. I'm in a large city, where I look to the… Continue reading After the Storm
I enjoy the layered images and reflections I get when photographing out windows. One evening last week, while taking the King Streetcar eastbound in Toronto, I shot these photographs. In addition to the play of inside/outside, there's also the slush on the window and the blurring of images from movement making some of these look… Continue reading Photographs Through the Streetcar Window
Continuing with the theme of night near the winter solstice, Night of Peace is a small felt wall hanging I made in 2011. It's made of synthetic felt that I hand stitched with cotton embroidery thread. You can see more details in my etsy shop.
I've begun writing poetry regularly during the last few years. Before that, most of my creative work was in the visual arts. Working with words at this point in my life is a great challenge, but one that I enjoy. Because I'm familiar with the language, so to speak, of printmaking or design or painting,… Continue reading Take Up The Night