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Friday Night Flicks: Pokras Lampas and Julien Breton

Time for two more calligraphy videos, today featuring “the largest calligraphy artwork in the world” and lettering with light. The rooftop calligraffiti piece by Pokras Lampas may indeed be the biggest in the world. It is certainly large and the … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Calligraffiti — el Seed, Rajat Bhele, and Tubs

This week I am posting three short videos, giving you a chance to compare large works by three different calligraffiti artists. The style of each artist is quite distinct.         You could try your hand at a little lettering this weekend, … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: The Wonderland Book

Today’s flick is really just a long advertisement for a photo book, but what a book it is! Apparently I missed it going viral last year, so you may already have seen at least some of the images.     Kirsty … Continue reading

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Pencils and The Persistence of Hope

I am still finishing work for my exhibition, Bookish, which opens at Gallery on the Greens in Saskatoon on November 1, 2016. I will post the press release later this week when it goes out, but for now here’s a … Continue reading

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dot / dash 2

As mentioned last Sunday, I have been working on a book with the theme dot / dash. Things progressed a little farther this week: I have folded the base for a flag book (I won’t show a picture as it is … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Nature of Language

A number of contemporary artists use lettering in one form or other in their paintings. It is not a particularly new thing. Recent calligraphic paintings can trace their roots back to the late 1960s and early 1970s. Their predecessors are … Continue reading

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Slightly Foxed —but still desirable

When I began to read as a child, I had a favourite uncle who always gave me a book for Christmas. I am not sure whether he gave me books because he was my favourite uncle, or if he was my favourite uncle … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Self-doubt and Vincent

Tomorrow is the final day of the Dimensions exhibition (including my work In Winter) at the Affinity Gallery in Saskatoon, so I thought I would share a couple of videos about being an artist. Most people who are not artists have little … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Design at Christmas

I will be attending the Saskatoon opening of the Saskatchewan Craft Council’s Dimensions 2015 exhibition this evening. Since the works in the show were all created by designer/makers, I thought some design videos would be appropriate today. Because it is … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Mini Teatr

The city I live very close to is trying to become a big city. Fortunately it has not realised that goal yet! Because, when it does, there will be serious traffic jams. And what better opportunity to promote your puppet … Continue reading

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