Posts tagged ‘Art’

August 21, 2008

The Week: Made by (Hu)Mans

Days of the Week - mixed media collages in process

Days of the Week - mixed media collages in process

 

 

My current art project is a mixed media series on the days of the week – putting together ideas and images of the gods and goddesses and planets that correlate to the days of the week.

I’ve been incubating this for a long time. I collected driftwood several years ago while camping on Hornby, but as happened once they got back to Vancouver didn’t seem to work. (These ones are on normal rectangular wood.)  I’d been reading a book on Alchemy and found there were metals associated with the days of the week as well, so wondered the beaches thinking about the day, the planet, the god, the metal and picking up driftwood that caught my eye. (That’s the kind of thing I do on Hornby. It’s considered normal.)

Among the books I read was one that pointed out that the week, unlike days, months and years, is not based on any celestial event – it’s man made. And not all cultures have had 7-day weeks. It’s all about the marketplace.

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June 29, 2008

Tarot Art

I’m working on a series of mixed-media collages based on the Tarot deck.

My friend Karen, noting my rather compulsive purchasing of tarot decks, kept saying: I think there should be a Bennett deck.

It’s a couple of years ago now, when I decided to start such a project. I decided on the format 8″ x8″ wood pieces of any depth and decided *not* to focus on completing all 78 pieces or even the 22 Major Arcana pieces, but to do them in any order according to whim.

I also decided it didn’t matter if anyone else recognized the card or not – they would be my personal meditations on the Tarot.

I’m pleased to say that 30+ are now complete and were shown at the Naam Restaurant in Vancouver last year.

My friend Helen has chosen some to post with her poetry on the Tarot Major Arcana at:

http://www.northwindpress.ca/nuggets/tarot/index.html

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