Thursday, 28 July 2011

in the mines of our bodies
    empty nightmares snap

/lost convulsing glaciers

lost flooding circumference matter
drums link ear fill
tree containing Gogh chrysalis

 fled the creator / build flashlight


Tuesday, 26 July 2011

The Hiker's Flag (2011)

The Hiker's Flag
Wool, Hitchhiker's, Wood staff cleaned by Beaver. Leather

An emblem pattern made of hitchhiker burrs, holding to wool; as it would during a hike. The wood staff was pulled from a creek, and has been chewed clean by a beaver.

The Hiker's Flag is a comment on the strange concept of ownership of land from natures point of view. The Flag can be contradictory to History how Flags have been used to mark territories. Or it can be seen as some kind of nationalism of nature, that Nature doesn't have it's own voice and should be better represented and protected.

Friday, 15 July 2011

Robbie Basho - Visions of the Country

Homage to Basho's Country

leather tooled teardrops
fires to melt the rain
ballet pianos banshee howls
steel string skipping stones
descriptions of the immaterial / by blind poets
edging the summit echo to hold the heavens

Keith Catton

 stone / bone /  stick   I guess you had to have been there...     

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

L. Speed 1913

Despite enjoying minimalism, often an object will find its way onto my shelf, though its original purpose is of no interest to me.
The category these curios fall into is Inspiration.
A book kept not for the words, but for the cover. Like this book a friend of mine pulled out randomly, from in between one of thousands upon thousands, in an old used book store.
Stacks of books created thin pathways along tattered Persian rugs, towering bookcases to the ceiling; books unidentifiable and unreachable.
When I gazed upon the cover, it gave me a sense of miraculous disbelief, how could such strangeness exist in the context of the world it came from.
It was dreamed and somebody believed, now a boy rides a giant bat, holding his fantastical quill & journal. Embossed in gold on the cover of a book in 1913. From time to time it sits in my hands heavily, then gives me the shivers, that possibilities inspire.

Illustrations by L.Speed {1913}

Illustrations by L.Speed {1913}

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

My open spirituality comes mostly from Nature. I came upon this scene while looking for wildflowers, it definitely appeared to be a framed tree in the shape of a cross. An interesting amalgamation. I needed a photograph and the clearest perspective was indeed found while crouching low, toward the earth.

Monday, 4 July 2011



Wild Flower Arrangements

    Three early summer wild flower arrangements from the woodlands.

Saturday, 2 July 2011

A thick fog subdued the Canada day fireworks, then was suffocated by a major thunderstorm. The Thunderbird came down from Amneki Mountain, to remind us what Thunder Bay fireworks are. I heard the lightning’s whip travel from distant blocks like giant dominoes hitting each other, creating a ripple in the foundations, to arrive under my feet and carry on down the land. Everything became microscopic.