Saturday, May 30, 2009

All Up

In the climax of my existence, my summers will consist of continuous playlists of Ocean Colour Scene, and my days will be replicas of Ryan McGinley photographs.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Little Things

A woman, her husband and their two young children sat down with Chinese food. The woman parked her stroller beside the table. She cracked open her fortune cookie, put down the fortune without reading it, and gave the cookie to her young daughter. After ensuring her daughter was content with the peach coloured cookie, the mother picked up the fortune and read it. In that single moment I realized I always would have read the fortune first. This confirms all that I already knew about myself.

Monday, May 18, 2009

A gun, a pack of sandwiches, and nothing.

Items rediscovered over the weekend:

1) I hate Sundays most of all (or long weekend Mondays that feel like Sundays).
2) Apart from my family, I feel like there is nothing for me in London anymore. Although I have lived away from home for the last 6 years, this is the first time I have truly felt this way.
3) I have a chronic sick feeling when I see parents and young children, or hear of couples settling down and buying a house together. I assume this sick feeling is not normal.
4) My attention span for life has been whittled down to about 6-8 months. Around this time, I get anxious and feel the need to relocate, change life status (ie from student to working, or working to travelling et cetera, et cetera), or change paces in some other major regard.
5) I seldom remember anything except for the things that I never forget; there's less and less in between.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


Yet another reason why Berlin is my next destination of choice- innovative alternative solutions to publicly accessible art...distributed impulsively!

Papergirl #3 from Papergirl on Vimeo.

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Friday, May 1, 2009

Beautiful Destruction

Tonight I helped out at my roommate's store, Koma, for the Toronto opening of Louis Helbig's Beautiful Destruction exhibit. The aerial photographs of the Alberta Tar Sands really must be seen as large prints to fully be appreciated. The atrocious and the stunning are merged so harmoniously, it almost makes you feel guilty for accepting their appeal.

The photo below is not of the Alberta Tar Sands but is one of my favourites from his other work.