Dark Night

While talking to a friend the other day her nine year old daughter came in sat down on the couch and turned to look at me. We locked eyes. The kind of surprising eye contact that is intimate in an unintended way. This stretched on for long seconds. She shrugged slightly turned to her mother and … More Dark Night

A Winter Dream

Night before last I had a most unusual and vivid dream. It was unusual for several reasons. I normally have dreams that play out like events whereas this was an image, a tableau. I think of most of my dreams as having colours often depending on the mood. This one was glaringly, obviously, and most … More A Winter Dream

Importance of Art

There have always been certain topics that seem to split public opinion or at least bring certain differences of opinion to the forefront. There have been numerous studies that show the developmental and sociological value of art education. I thought perhaps it would be better to discuss this from a personal perspective; it is the … More Importance of Art

Hurt

Self-injury, also called self-harm, is the act of deliberately harming your own body, such as cutting or burning yourself. It’s typically not meant as a suicide attempt. Rather, self-injury is an unhealthy way to cope with emotional pain, intense anger and frustration. While self-injury may bring a momentary sense of calm and a release of … More Hurt

Beauty

It has been some time since I last posted. But today I found inspiration in an unlikely place, while waiting for my caffeine fix. I have an appreciation of the female form. Being a man I have to remember that their will always be those that bring up the “male gaze” and the photographic objectification … More Beauty