I met Kristina a few years ago when she emailed requesting an interview & studio visit for her blog. Kristina is an Ottawa based architect and image maker with a love for cutting & pasting the old fashioned way. It has been so wonderful to watch her grow and express herself as an artist. Lately she has been doing some really cool mixed media collages, she combines her physical space, shadows and found images to create these magical pieces.
So you are probably wondering why this guy has a mic so close to his face but here this. His name is Neil Harbisson and he is a colour blind artist who had an antenna surgically-implanted in his head which allows him to hear colour. The world is different place for Neil like other synesthetes when he explain how he sees people and cities it sounds pretty amazing.
" I use to think humans where back and white and since I hear colour I've detected that's completely wrong. There's no black skin, people that they are black they are actually very very dark orange and people that say they are white are very very light orange as well. So we are all exactly the same hue"
Pop up Gallery
I've been in Ottawa for years now and never knew this pop gallery ever existed, needless to say I was pleasantly surprised when I randomly came across it on Sunday. The location is beyond perfect and the space is really beautiful and I'm so happy they are using this beautiful old space! It's located in Majour Hill Park across from the National Gallery of Canada. They are open May - October and here's the list of their 2014 show's .
is a series of 7x7 folded zinc dry point etching on stonehenge paper by Aaron Morgan, a B.C artist studying in Windsor, Ontario. Here's his artist statement - "Through assemblage, painting, and printmaking, I explore themes of development, antiquity, and the myth of progress. My work attempts to excavate the history of locations through the use of found materials while drawing attention to the inherent aftermath of growth in 'sub'urban environments."
After graduating from Carleton School of Architecture in 2005, Mitchell moved to Toronto & began his career as a visual artist. You can clearly see the architectural influence in his work. I really like his use of colour & balance. In 2011, Mitchell collaborated with performance artist Ashleigh Semkiw to create "SIREN".