Paper Mache Sculpture

Since I don't have any access to my art supplies, I got inspired to break out the paper mache.
Plus Oskar and I have been addicted to Perrier, so I put our bottles to good use.
Next time, however, I think I will use a balloon instead. The glass is pretty heavy.


Back in North America

I'm back in Toronto.
Oskar and I have been shopping around for apartments in downtown and have pretty pleased with what we've seen. You can get alot more bang for your buck here, as opposed to New York. Our favorite so far is a basement apt. in "the financial area" of downtown. A block from 2 subways and 2 trams, convienent walk to Queen West (where the galleries are), and in an authentic loft building 3 stories high(no skyscrapers for me).
Its over 900 sq ft, nicely finished, over 12.5 ft ceilings but the catch is its a basement apt. So our windows literally start 12 ft off the ground and continue 4ft. up. We see legs walking by our window, its a bit disorienting. The positive side to that is that it's a live/work building and so I can have my studio in our apt, clients walk through the building, and place artwork in our windows (which is great advertising, since its at a busy corner). I'm very excited at the prospect of this apt, so I will keep you updated.


Shots around S'Arenal

Boat on the Water

These are some pics I took after my cafe con leche. I looked up and noticed that the boats were leaving the dock to go out for more racing after lunch. I'm pretty sure these are the 49er's. The diagonal lines in the sky are rain, which hadn't hit on shore yet. Oskar is doing really well in the Princess Sofia Regatta and is currently in 4th. Which is incredible. Only 1 more day of racing. Then Saturday we are heading home to T.O.


Mural down the street

I noticed this mural when we first drove into town and have meaning to get some shots of it since. It was created by the local elementary school students. I think its great inspiration; the playfulness of the characters and the flattening of spacial planes. The way that the artist handles the space in the processional march image reminds me of a Diego Riviera mural. Fine indeed :)


Tres Torres- My home

I always end up doing this at the end of the trip, instead of the beginning. I guess its just my feeling of obligation to document the daily mundane things that don't photograph well. So this has been my daily life in Palma. My painting "studio", my "office" and my mint plant that has sacrificed so lovingly for the sake of oskar and I's appetite.


Pieces of the Week

I created 2 series of 4 panels on the remaining pieces of watercolor paper I have. I cut them into long vertical strips, splashed paint in various patterns, then added extra pieces of collage paper I had, and finally put in the little guys.
I'm really happy with the results. They are loose and compositionally exciting. This was a really good exercise in loosening up, now I just need to find a some reasonable custom frames.


Platja de Palma at Night

The beach totally transforms at nite here. It goes from tans, beiges, ochres, and blues during the day to electric yellow and almost midnight black at nite. Plus the shapes created by the shadows of the umbrellas make them look as though they are flying saucers. I wish I had my tripod here to capture them from different angles, but for now I'll just have to use the boardwalk's concrete border as my tripod.

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