What is art....what is not art? What is your opinion?
Top Ten List defining "HELL" in the eyes of the artist.
Here are a few questions to ponder. How did you come to live where you are? Think back.....wayyyyyy back.......
My creed - Why I am an artist - why I am a Full Time Human Being: "I am an original. There is no other like me. I create to understand my world and my place in it. I create to pray, to curse, to sort, to number, to structure, to destructure, to bleed, to preserve, to recognize, to see, to hide, to show, to tell, to think, to stop thinking, to detest, to love, to act, to be still, to laugh, to cry, to detest but mostly to love for now I am human, but in a few short years, I will be something else."
I have a perfect lover. My lover is sometimes big and sometimes small. My lover is patient. Never starts without me. My lover accepts colour without prejudice. My lover allows me other lovers when I desire. My lover moves and responds to my touch, giving and receiving.
This is the last image that our family saw as we were coming back from a trip to the Royal Tyrell Museum in Drumheller, AB in 2010. After this....we saw nothing but three feet of snow and sleet ahead of us on the road. An extreme freak storm in April claimed the lives of eight people in road accidents all around us. We were very lucky.
It's very difficult if not impossible to capture the real jewel-like quality in a oil painting on linen with a camera. The many glazes in this work all weave together to give an amazing optical effect in person, so I urge you to visit Elevation Gallery to view the work....before it's gone!
Janice Tanton's 2011 TEDxCalgary Talk on The Language of The Creator. Focused on meaningful personal, family, community and organizational building through creative language of the arts, this heartfelt, personal artist's talk seeks to inspire you to consider human ways of being together.
It's that time of year again when Canada's arts and culture philanthropists gather to support the arts and wonderful programming at The Banff Centre by attending the Midsummer Ball. I've donated one of my works again this year (listed above) for the Midsummer Ball Auction at The Banff Centre to support a woman artist or arts administrator enrolled in an Aboriginal Leadership program. Check it out and bid!