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More than just seen, art is experienced

I was lucky enough to spend five days in Manhattan recently, during which I was filled with visions of artwork I'd previously seen only in books or on the computer screen. Each night, falling asleep, my mind was awash in color, patterns, color and more...

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Kindred spirits

“Series 2016-21”   Recently I visited the city of Toronto. Several friends heard me refer to the trip as “getting my big-city fix.” It was also an all-important “art fix” to feed my soul. Even though I am lucky to have a number of kindred spirits here...

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Is art only about the VISUAL effect?

Damien Hirst said that “Art survives through its effect on others.” It makes sense that this comment would come from an artist who uses everyday materials in unusual ways to convey his message. Reading this quote brought to mind Michael Heizer’s Levitated Mass, an installation...

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PJ Bergin working in her studio

The joy of working with natural materials

In my last post I wrote about the strength and flexibility of the Hanji paper. Made from the mulberry plant, Hanji is extremely durable and long-lasting by nature. These properties are what make it such an intriguing medium to use for contemporary artwork. When I create...

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