Artist Residencies · Inspiration/Musings · Unclassified

Ayatana research residency pt1

Ayatana, Sanskrit āyatana (“field” or “base”), in Buddhist philosophy, the field of cognition. Human physical existence consists of 12 ayatanas: the 6 cognitive faculties (5 sense organs and the mind) and the 6 corresponding categories of objects. From the 19th of September to the 26th I took part in the Infinitesimal Ayatana Research Program. Situated… Continue reading Ayatana research residency pt1

Artist Residencies · Iceland AiRs · Unclassified

Many skies…

On this exact date last year I met Ingi and Móri. Two arctic foxes living at the Melrakkasetur (Arctic Fox Centre) in Su∂avik, Iceland. In the beautiful Westfjords. It has taken me quite some time to readjust back into my Toronto costume, if you will. Going through the daily motions…  My partner and I own… Continue reading Many skies…

creation & developement 2014-15 · Inspiration/Musings · Unclassified

bi·o·re·me·di·a·tion

noun the use of either naturally occurring or deliberately introduced microorganisms or other forms of life to consume and break down environmental pollutants, in order to clean up a polluted site. I am super fascinated in how I might introduce microorganisms into sculptural works (soil based, plant based) perhaps through Mycoremediation fungal bioremediation. I am… Continue reading bi·o·re·me·di·a·tion

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Āyatana: sense sphere

Happy #CVSunday! Meanwhile,  Several years ago I stumbled upon the Ayatana Research Program : Artist residencies (fully immersed in Science) that take place in different location around Canada. There was one taking place in Nova Scotia that sounded incredible- I applied and was accepted! However, before Ayatana’s residencies I had applied to a residency in… Continue reading Āyatana: sense sphere

Artist Residencies · Iceland AiRs · Inspiration/Musings · Unclassified

Graceful : Time

via Daily Prompt: Graceful Thanks for visiting- May I suggest listening to the following as you read and ponder the images here?  Autumnal colours found in the Ascophyllum nodosum, Fucus spiralis aka Bladderwrack/Fucus vesiculosus. In the past I’ve dreamt of harvesting seaweeds…  I find the worlds here graceful in their ruggedness. The young, raw nature. (repeat) Geological… Continue reading Graceful : Time

Artist Residencies · Iceland AiRs · Inspiration/Musings · Unclassified

waterfalls & calcite crystals

Today is extremely quiet at the centre. Mori was very happy and cuddly with me this morning when I came in. Lots and lots of playing and wanting me to pet him and scratch his belly, and behind his ears, while Ingi went into the den. I took Ambre (volunteer from France) down to the… Continue reading waterfalls & calcite crystals