tar sands, pipelines and oil spills

Britannia, B.C. “…if you’re a poor forlorn oil industry feeling unloved and under assault, what do you do? There’s really only one answer: Flash your wad… The other side — that is, scientists, Nobelists, and the kind of average people who went to jail in record numbers this summer to block the plan — doesn’t have that kind of money. We’ve had to figure out other currencies to work in:...

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consciousness stream

…dancing with MomoButoh Dance Company 11 /11 /10 Photo: Susan Elizabeth Cowperthwaite ‘stream of consciousness’ installation by katherine kerr Momo and I… 11/11/10 Spontaneous dance exploration of connecting to the infinite cosmos / consciousness in the finite – in urban North Vancouver with Katherine Kerr’s stream / bridge / installation… feeling connection to the life cycles of...

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butterfly metamorphosis

During the weeks of my Dad’s passing there were so many images of metamorphosis that kept appearing, including the card that was placed on his door by the hospice staff right after he passed – two butterflies in flight. So many times I reflected on how in life we have to surrender to the natural cycles of life, no matter how desperately we may may want things to be a certain way… life, and death, unfolds in a way that...

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frogs, seaweed, birds, shells

After completing a water ceremony at the delta of Oyster Creek just before the sun set, the frogs were croaking loudly in the nearby pond. The sun had such an incredible golden glow, that I wanted to capture the inner feeling tone of interconnection to this magical place and it’s inhabitants with a dance practice. Connecting here to the earth, the seaweed, the shells, the sun, the birds… with the symphony of frogs to move my...

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don’t fence me in

I was feeling claustrophobic in both my car and within my being, in that ‘URGHH!!!’ kind of way, after being stuck in a slow moving train of cars heading north from Seattle. It took me three hours to drive a distance that usually takes an hour. I realized the irony that most of the traffic congestion was due to the fact that city folk, including myself, were trying to escape to the country to visit the spectacle of the tulips in...

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dreaming of balance

“The best thing about dreams is that fleeting moment, when you are between asleep and awake, when you don’t know the difference between reality and fantasy, when for just that one moment you feel with your entire soul that the dream is reality, and it really happened.” Unknown Author My art of Patricia’s dream (above)… Patricia and I shared our dreams once again via ‘skype’ – drawing each...

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