Saturday, April 24, 2010

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010

This summer I WANT to paint a mural and buy a rug.

...Too bad WANT will own my soul and my bank account all summer. This little dream internship will take all my time and working for Acne (and for free :( )will definitely not help my wallet.
So excited!

Friday, April 16, 2010

So, we've really been moving towards a more performative element in our work here at the island.



Spaghetti! Spaghetti!
You’re wonderful stuff,
I love you spaghetti,
I can’t get enough,
You’re covered with sauce
And you’re sprinkled with cheese,
Spaghetti! Spaghetti!
Oh, give me some please.
Spaghetti! Spaghetti!
Piled high in a mound,
You wiggle, you wriggle,
You squiggle around.
There’s slurpy spaghetti
All over my plate.
Spaghetti! Spaghetti!
I think you are great.

Looking forward to adding these things to the collection.

Spring Time in Montreal!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Monday, April 5, 2010

Elements of the Island


Some photos from this week...

Hermie Island has now reached one Gabillion pages!


I've been working diligently on my essay on Food in Art/Food as Art while basking in the sun on rooftops and porches.

Fiona and Colin made me an excellent pulled pork sandwich with a homemade cabbage coleslaw, it was succulent! I made a grapefruit and orange juice and then later we had homemade ice tea.

Life at the island has been pretty awesome, full of surprise visits from Roberto, sangria, amazing weather and our dear friend Max, who has just recently passed his Captain's flight exam! We're super proud of him and also his ability to fix things in the house and eat in the sun with us.

Tate and I have been waking up quite early and being uber productive.

I wanted to write a gothic poem today, but instead I'm going to get onto the porch and write about Wim Delvoye's Cloaca machine. In the meantime, salami. Oh and before I forget, I love you.

Thursday, April 1, 2010


Food speaks to aestheticism as well as to gluttony but, today it speaks to the empowered female identity.

Mary Pratt is like many women of her generation, with the exception that her name has become synonymous with Canadian Realist painting. Pratt is a product of her time, and her relations to race, sex and class situate her within the very system of power structures that not only endows a place of privilege, owing to upbringing and education, but also allows the freedom to make personal choice.

A general assumption was that women's artistic practice developed from a craft tradition associated with the domestic sphere and that the female would produce functional objects such as those created in pottery and textile, while men produced fine arts such as sculpture or paintings.

Female practitioners at the turn of the last century were revolutionaries. Painting, photography and drawing underwent a shift in representation from woman as subject to woman as subject-creator, placing Mary Pratt at the forefront of such a pivotal development in art history.

By the representation of food, Pratt takes on issues of identity, gender and symbolism in her hyper-realistic paintings making her a hermie hero as well as a personal favourite in the long list of brilliant idols. Her point of view confronts the viewer with a classic renaissance perspective charged with the human emotion engendered by her moments of epiphany, transforming the mundane into monumental. (the story of hermie island life).

Deadman, Patricia, Lawrence, Robin. "Simple Bliss: The paintings and prints of Mary Pratt." Mackenzie Art Gallery, 2004.