Archive for Arts

Your muse must enjoy you

Photographer Edouard Boubat: “Let us recall the painter who shares the secrets of his art with his students: ‘All of the advice that I can give you will be of little use if no angel is holding your hand.’ An angel is a fire within you – your soul’s way of being.”

Artists must give their muses a place to visit, keeping it congenial for them. Don’t taint this place, not even once.

I need some time alone.

Stencil underneath Burrard Street bridge this morning.

I wonder whether the artist pulled down that top corner of the fence, to indicate how the child escaped confinement …

In which yours truly gets written up …

… by dear friend John Glionna on his superb blog.

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(photo by Lincoln Clarkes, 2002)

David Roback, RIP

David Roback was a fine musician with a beautiful, psychedelic style of playing and writing. Roback is best known for his work with Mazzy Star. I got to know him via his work with Opal, an earlier band of his, which recorded one of my top favourite songs.

KDocs

KDo

Kwantlen Polytechnic University‘s Social Justice Film festival gets better every year. I’m very lucky the films will be shown just down the street from my home.