Going Down to Jackson Showings

GDJ_Ackhurst Hi all,

I don’t usually post more than once a week, but I wanted to let you know where and when you can see the projections of my Going Down to Jackson project.

It’s going to be projected on the sides of buildings in various locations downtown all of this week. Read more “Going Down to Jackson Showings”

Going Downtown With Jackson

jacksoncreek_bill_laurelI’m finally finished my rubber boot photo project.

This is Bill Kimball and Laurel Paluck. They’ve been working to help make Artsweek happen. Read more “Going Downtown With Jackson”

Landing, Hawk and Wooded Walk

flight01It was a hectic week in Vancouver for Dusk Dances. Between one thing and another it took some doing to get the week finished with style.

The flight home, however, was a treat.

flight02Once we passed the western clouds and smoky haze, the clouds over Manitoba, Minnesota and Wisconsin were really interesting.

flight03Once we were into Ontario the sun was going down between two layers of cloud cover.

As we approached the ground I had to put my camera away, but it was beautiful to see, from my window seat, the lights of Toronto coming on as the sun’s light was fading. Backyard parties, swimming pools, even the parking lots of strip malls looked magically illuminated in the fading sunset. And as we had to circle the airport to wait for our turn to land I got my eyes full of the wonder of seeing the earth from above.

image of broad winged hawk on branchThis week, while continuing my planning and prep for the Dances, I sneaked in a quick one day respite in the north-ish woods.

This broad winged hawk, who gets to see the earth from above all the time, doesn’t need to signal to air control when he wants to take off or land. He’s cleared for pretty much anything he wants to do.

northern_green_woods01This forest, however, is only partly cleared. And that’s a good thing.

northern_green_woods02I’ve had a few opportunities to stroll through this plot of land with it’s mixed forest and rough cut paths and drives.

So refreshing to breathe this air. So good to hear the crunch of leaf mold underfoot. So excellent to have this day of rest before I launch into my four weeks of summer madness.

Dusk Dances starts in Peterborough next week, and Hamilton the week after. Come join us if you can.

Northern Green in Winter

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I was up north Maynooth way last weekend for a lovely visit with friends one of whom is Rocky Green who’s having a show at Gallery in the Attic in May.

I spent two relaxing days helping to sort wood, stoke fires and make dinner.

It was beautiful.

As you can see, they have a skidder. Read more “Northern Green in Winter”

Ice Storm by the River (test post apologies)

image of the london street dam in peterborough after an ice stormThere was an ice storm earlier in the week.

Well, not exactly an ice storm. It was cold. It snowed. Then it started to rain. It was warming up slowly, but the rain still froze on each surface it touched. Read more “Ice Storm by the River (test post apologies)”

Winter (Nooooooo!)

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image of stream in winterA lot of snow has come early and, because last year was so brutal, people are already sounding horrified by the thought of another winter. Read more “Winter (Nooooooo!)”