Frank Mesaric

29 03 2015

One image juxtapose against another image. And then the title. The most simplistic of collages. And still interesting. Frank Mesaric

Walter Sickert…. Jack the Ripper

29 03 2015

In 2002, crime novelist Patricia Cornwell, in Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper—Case Closed, maintained that Sickert was Jack the Ripper.[21] A psychological motivation for Sickert was said to be a congenital anomaly of his penis.[22] Cornwell purchased 31 of Sickert’s paintings, and some persons in the arts world have said that she destroyed one of them in a search for Sickert’s DNA, but Cornwell denies having done this.[23][22] Cornwell claimed she was able to scientifically prove that the DNA on a letter attributed to the Ripper and on a letter written by Sickert belong to only one percent of the population.

Its certainly intriguing. Although not fair to Mr. Sickert.

an arm in the lawn…

29 03 2015

an arm in the lawnby David Halliday

Stanhope Alexander Forbes

29 03 2015

I don’t know how I feel about Forbes’ work. In itself. But a good part of me is Irish and this documents some of the places, some of the world, my great grandparents might have lived. I think there is something to be said for that. You can see it in some  homes. Pictures of the old country. Its an emotional anchor. The feeling that you came from some place. That you or your family had a history.

But… I don’t feel attached to any of it. Me and my friends (whose parents came from Italy, Slovakia, South Africa) are more attached to our western Toronto suburb of Islington. In particular The Six Points. I don’t know with the internet etc. if that will be the same for the new generation. Perhaps their roots will be in Ipads and Blackberrys.