Friday, March 27, 2015

George Sawchuk



While driving to Hornby Island yesterday I passed the Fanny Bay exit sign and thought of the artist George Sawchuk (1927-2012).

Last year the Comox Valley Art Gallery mounted an exhibition of Sawchuk's portables, as well as a selection of his drawings.

Part of the exhibition included an event at Sawchuk's home. Although his Forest Gallery is highlight, so too is his studio, which his wife, Pat Helps, has faithfully preserved.


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

"East-West/West-East" (2014)




"… a place within a place..."

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Iceberg and the Monolith




Where the Modern object meets the Romantic gesture.

Monday, March 23, 2015


A small room inside a bay window. A single bed, a table and chair, and a sink. I could manage something larger, with more conveniences, but I could never match the view.

The sink is white, and once, when I woke up in the middle of the night and saw the moonshine on it, I thought it was an iceberg, and I -- The Titanic! 

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Mister Roger's Neighborhood (1968-2001)




No one came home from work like Mr. Rogers.