A collection of artwork with Spring in mind.
The illustrations are done with ink on paper and all measuring @ 5″X7″.
This artwork uses layers of collage and mixed media to portray memory, drawing on city life, poetry, art history, and other urban influences.
Celebrating the differences. Acrylic and charcoal on canvas.
A quiet scene from the Reiffel Bird Sanctuary on the Fraser River Estuary, near Vancouver, B.C.
Paintings and sculptures.
Drawing of Garcia Lorca.
White paper clay sculptures, various designs.
Using a tilt-shift lens and post-processing for the colors, I created this photo of a Paris street that looks like a vein of gold.
Assorted paper white clay sculptures.
After the long, cold, dark winters I find the spring so invigorating. I finally started photographing budding flowers and green city views again.
There are 88 Hitler clones in total, every clone being the source material for the subsequent one.
Stunning boat and dock photography.
Locations and contexts of sub-human brutalities.
The adaptation and reclaiming of Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
When inspiration is gone something remains, writing.
An appreciation of Russian writer Aleksandr Chakovsky, who, despite being a loathsome Stalinist toady, wrote at least one really good book.
A short personal essay on vulnerability and the writing process.
A review of Kym Cunningham’s debut collection of personal essays; Difficulty Swallowing.
Women writers in the 19th and 20th Centuries were far ahead of their time.
Is inspiration ephemeral or damn hard work? One writer provides his thoughts on this perennial subject.
Review of author Jewel Davis’s memoir – a window into the Baby Boomer Generation.
Shakespeare had once composed, and asked Jacques to tell the literary world of a ball that was, to him, a stage.
A review of Review of Flowers, all sorts in blossom, figs, berries, and fruits forgotten, a book of poetry by Oisin Breen.
The best writing advice I have ever received.
A close reading of both Bartleby and The Stranger highlights the striking similarities in imagery, symbolism, and theme between the two works.
A special day in the life of a working couple whose relationship is fraying under the stress caused by one partner’s success.
Unfortunately, sometimes self-awareness arrives long after the opportunity to make a difference.
Sleeping hearts are woken by a dancing flash of light, deep within the forest canopy, under the Big Sky.
Standing in a moonlit alley a glint of light on broken glass on wet black tar.
A legal secretary gets a peek at the reality behind her lush fantasy life.
We’ve heard about witches, books, and historical monuments being burned to ash, but what happens when it becomes writers instead?
A rock concert becomes a fiery inferno, forever changing the lives of two best friends.
An unconventional Christmas story.
Somewhere in a post-patriarchal future where the onus is placed on men to be sure they have consent.
A myth about the creation of the rose and the struggle to make sense of why pain exists.
A chance meeting with a mysterious stranger provides a pathway to salvation for a desperate man who has lost his way during a pandemic.
A story of one young American boy and his infatuation with his older Canadian friend, and their efforts to unionize the plant where they worked.
A small town is on edge due to a string of brutal murders. The town’s most senior detective, Detective Lohelm is on the case.
It’s what happens to a sport when a pandemic interferes.
Discovery of inner strength is powerful. It can lead to rebirth of self and success.
Going back to grandmother’s home, a getaway from busy city life.
Aiming for a “reality quotient” of 100 percent.
Spring is the season of hope and we need to believe our lives will improve.
This poem is about diversity within modernity.
Unlocking the mind in Spring after a long Winter
Frigid & stiff the valorous mortal lay
Dead are those days when we were gay
The chill of the sudden parental departure.
A moment of finding out a hard truth.
The goal is to blur and cross boundaries between the historic and contemporary, dream and conscious thought, ego and other.
We bought his mind at a garage sale.
It can jump from one thing to the
Inspired by Imagism while pausing on small moments and still spaces.