Category Archives: art

Friday Night Flicks: Arnold, Robert Lang, and Papiroflexia

Tonight’s three short videos are all about manipulating paper. Arnold makes botanically correct flowers in the coffee shop of Powell’s Books in Portland, Oregon. (This is another good reason to visit Portland.)     Robert Lang is a physicist and … Continue reading

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Pictures Of An Exhibition

Done! (Well, almost.) The exhibition was hung, displayed for a week, celebrated for an evening, and dismantled. The ‘almost’ is because I still have to finish all the little books to go with If I could save time in a bottle.

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Last Minute

I have pre-written and scheduled this as I will be at the gallery doing the final stages of set-up when it gets posted. Please drop in if you are in the Saskatoon area while the show is on. There will … Continue reading

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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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