For me would be Photography, my 43rd year as an aspiring artist! 2020 hindsight: it’s been a blast all the way! FYI: I need JUNK for my new DIY project “Consumption”: small metal toys, broken electronics, watches, stuff. #canadianart #yycnow #yycarts #yycartsits
Hip, hip, chin, chin, to a decade of 2020 hindsight! FYI: I need Colourful JUNK for my new DIY photography project on Pathological Consumption: small plastic toys, waste, caps, lids, broken electronics and stuff. Here’s “Jewel of Denial”. #yycarts #yycartsits #yycLCL #canadianart
Charlie’s Cans took 3 days to shoot – sorting out & organizing 2 takes, within an enormous softbox tent, polarizing light & lens to mitigate reflection… Consumption—junk into art, artistic impressions of rampant consumerism. #canart #yycarts #yycartsits #yycLCL #Calgaryarts
Charlie thought, because I am a photographer, his pop can collection would make fine subject matter. Three years I moved that box around in my storage room! In the end a catalyst, inspiration for my Consumption project. #yycLCL #Calgaryarts #yycarts #yycartsits #artlover #canart
Strike for Climate, strike out Christmas. Everybody over six knows that Santa Clause is a hoax, so shouldn’t children be boycotting plastic toys to save their planet? But that would deny them their material happiness, their joy of shopping, upholding social expectations for impulsive, compulsive, pathological consumption.