Anselm Keifer, Palmsonntag

I went to see the latest exhibition of Anselm Keifer, Palmsonntag at the AGO in Toronto recently and I was very moved by his work. The first thing one notices upon entering the room is an enormous life size Palm Tree crossing the length of the room. The fact that it is resting on its side and being propped up makes it resemble an artifact from a long gone era. Having been brought up a Christian, I was familiar with the “exotic” nature of Palm Sunday. The palm tree is surrounded by mix media wall pieces that are rich in texture …

Anni Rapinoja

This is the work of an incredible artist from Finland named Anni Rapinoja. She is a woman after my own heart as she creates garments with natural materials. She has a background in botany and geography and this informs her work in relation to nature. “The growth of forests, swamps and shores speak to the artist, who refers to willow, moose and reed as her workmates.” Coat of Mother Earth 2006 (Common Reed) Arte Sella, Borgo Valsugana, Italia 2007Warmshoes (Tea Leaved Willow)New York 2008 http://www.rapinoja.com/

JUSTIFY

Off site installation for my exhibition Signs of Change with the Grunt Gallery in Vancouver. This show takes a look at the ice text projects i have created in the past five years: the gallery exhibit displayed photos of large ice text projects such as View, Resource and Legacy plus new diptychs for Silence, Flux and Reason. The off-site component of the show included 4 small ice text installations: LOGIC, in Stanley Park, DENIAL at Scotia Street, CONSUME overlooking Coal Harbour and JUSTIFY at Piazza Italia.  These 4 words relate to: Through our use of LOGIC, we JUSTIFY on need …

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