Sunday, January 14, 2018

BOOKWUS GHOST MASK, NATIONAL GALLERY' OTTAWA

Time to start posting to my blog again. It has been a busy time visiting Ottawa and taking care of some projects in the last two weeks but now everything is back to our normal routine. We did get a chance to visit the National Gallery, where saw the  2017 Canadian Biennal.We very much enjoyed the exhibition I particularly liked this powerful Bookwus Ghost mask by the First Nation artist Beau Dick, who was a hereditary Chief from the "Namgis First Nation in British Columbia. . The description explained that a mask is only "activated" during some of the Kwakwak a'wakw ceremonies

Saturday, December 09, 2017

WINTER, MAIN STREET, NORTH BAY


Today was a big cleanup day after yesterday's massive snow fall, but last night I looked at another of my images from yesterday morning and of course could not resist posting another picture of main Street in the Winter storm. This picture is a different interpretation, which I think shows the Winter condition even better than yesterdays.

Friday, December 08, 2017

FIRST WINTER STORM


Well, we certainly  will have a snowy Christmas. Today we got our first major snow storm of the season. I had to go downtown, which was quite a trip. Of course I had to mtake afew pictures and I mean just a few. This was the view of Main Street at about ten o'clock this morning. Of course not much traffic and certainly very few pedestrians. I was glad to be home and now time for some clean up.

Friday, December 01, 2017

WINTER DANCE

I titled this picture Winter dance because it looked so much like a joyous celebration of the arrival of the Winter. Of course I could have named it "admiring my work" because the sculptor is sitting on the bench resting after several hours of work, creating his snow sculpture. Actually the art work depicts a crown, but there is definitely a feeling of dancers enjoying the event.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

KING STREET, NORTH BAY

What a difference in weather between today, snowing, and yesterday, sunny, when I took this picture walking downtown. The two house and the two cars look, at first glance, similar. The almost similarities was what attracted me to this simple cityscape.