Thursday, January 27, 2011

the sublime

in sublimation,
the states do change,
but not in the order
that we have come to expect.
water changes from solid dierectly to vapour...
yes, it does take a week in the winter
but the clothes do to dry
on the line

in learning too
there are occasionally,
insights that occur
out of order.
wisdom may be gained
directly through observation
with-out the intermediate steps
wherein information becomes knowledge
in the transition.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

seeing: response translated into words

if I could,
I would pin myself upon
the celestial realm,
shake free my earth body
and let it drop.
I would ride a red rocket
and map criss cross adventures in space
burning my passage into the ether
a trace for you to follow

if you slip behind
what's obviously form
beneath the thin blue skin of death
another world appears
in the distance
a carnival of the unknown
blisters and marks places
yet to be reached


Monday, January 17, 2011


our primary sense:
seeing as investigation, rather than seeing to name alone.

if we shifted things around, we could learn so much more
by seeing.
if the naming became the beginning of
seeing rather than the end,
the why and how of things could be reattached.

when our primary sense is attached to curiosity
there is a huge potential for learning for exploration, whereas
in so much of our eduction, the seeing ends at the naming.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

itchy, bob and lou went up the hill
to fetch a pail of water
but when they got there,
they looked at each other
and wondered who,
bears or otherwise
would go up a hill looking for water?
luckily there was a tour bus there-
idling, so they got distracted.
being somewhat interested in the environment,
itchy went up to the bus to see if the driver would mind
turning off the engine while he waited for the sightseers to come
back with their picnics and cameras. but just then itchy got a good idea

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

response to green canada: 36 x 32 in.

reflections become solid objects
as one dimension confuses with another
and space siphoned through gravity,
flattens out to lift upwards
hurling the inside out,
the upside down and
the flat into deep

or maybe this....

its impossible
the existance of reflection
without a home or surface to rest on
a mirror image projected outward seeks form
and is trapped as substance for a moment
before it falls apart and slides over and into space
like a liquid memory of itself
form and ghost exchange glances


magic food

1/2 cup basmati rice with butter

boil in 1/2 cup water:
1 sweet potato, sliced, cooked to mush
two parts cauliflower- less cooked

white sauce
tsb butter
sliced ginger root, 1 thumb
1 tin salmon
juice of 1/2 lemon
the water from the vegetables
1 tsp curry powder

in cast fry pan with olive oil and butter
add the boiled vegetables
and slice in 1 onion
1-2 tbs madras curry paste

when the sliced onion is al-dente

add to the creamed sauce
1 handful of snow peas, cut in 1/2
2 green onions, chopped

serve when the
snow peas
change colour

garnish: lemon slice, 3 snow peas, chopped green onion

canada green
oil on canvas board
36 x 32 in.

Monday, January 10, 2011


imagine a small green painting

you may well ask. does green
have to do with this winter picture?

what plus what else makes green?

sure it's a bit of a stretch
but if "stretchy" isn't part of
your imagination,
it's time you down-loaded
an imagination up-date

yesterday, imagine

in the golden afternoon sunshine,
the blue shadows
cast by the forest maples
rise from blanket over undulating topography.
the frigid calm night big crystal snow
that accumulated on the
upper branches over night
begins to cascade as the wind picks up.
a series of sparking airborne avalanches
give three dimensional definition to
the wedges of radiant sunlight
flooding into the
alternating shadows
illuminated by a
winter-blue sky