Stretched across the front lawn of the Wellington County Museum and Archives are hundreds of plaques serving as a tasteful memorial. Started in 2013 317 plaques were placed honouring those who fell in the First World War: http://www.guelphmercury.com/news-story/4193186-war-memorial-unveiled-in-wellington-county/ This year there are 475 memorial markers in tribute to the fallen from the First World War […]Read more "Weekly Inspiration: Saying thanks, but no tanks"
Canadian artist and novelist Douglas Coupland needs your gum. As part of his "everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything” exhibition Coupland is inviting the public to stick their chewing gum to a large sculpture of his head, a piece he has titled "Gumhead". I’m a huge Coupland fan, his approach to writing, art, culture […]Read more "Weekly Inspiration : in your face"
With the recent Oscar buzz surrounding The Imitation Game, a movie on the life of Alan Turing this life-size sculpture of the man himself made of stacked Welsh slate certainly deserves some attention as well. When he’s not busy as both a rower and human catapult artist Stephen Kettle turns his attention to stacking slate. […]Read more "Weekly Inspiration : Machine Tran-slate-ion"
Last year Canadian artists Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett unveiled "New Moon" to the public at the Lexington Art League’s Luminosity Art Ball. New Moon is their fourth installation that features re-purposed incandescent bulbs, 5,500 to be exact. The bulbs are arranged in a globe that hangs over a wooden circle and the public […]Read more "Weekly Inspiration : environmental footprint on the moon"
Opening up a dusty paper Oxford Dictionary, or even trying to search using the online version for the term "cinemagraphs" and you’ll come up empty handed: http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/spellcheck/all/?q=cinemagraphs Luckily Wikipedia knows what’s what and explains that "Cinemagraphs are still photographs in which a minor and repeated movement occurs. Cinemagraphs, which are usually published in an animated […]Read more "Weekly Inspiration : Motion is Tranquility"
As Canada approaches it’s 150th birthday we look forward to the year long celebration of ways we stand apart as a nation. Some ways are more obvious, like say comparing our currency to that of our neighbors to the south. But here’s something exceptional that has been hiding in plain sight; our passports. When held […]Read more "Weekly Inspiration : Woah Canada"
January 12, 2015, is the 7th International Kiss A Ginger Day. Created by Derek Forgie, you can view the facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NKAGD/ Redheads account for one percent of the population on the entire planet and redheads with blue eyes, like myself, are the rarest. Contrary to what you’ve read in the media ( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/10/redheads-die-out-extinction-ginger-gene-bad-science-red-hair?CMP=fb_gu […]Read more "Weekly Inspiration : kiss and tell"