• meme for the win

    sometimes a meme hits you with a clue by four and becomes something oh! so much more than passing time on the interwebs.

    case in point. longtime art friend Jane aka Sensewerks posted this on her FB status:

    This is a game to keep art alive and thriving. If you 'like' the picture, I'll assign you an artist. It doesn't matter whether you know the artist or his/her work. Look him/her up on the internet and publish the one you like best, here, on facebook.
    I thought, "okay. might be interesting."
    She assigned me Yayoi Kusama, who I'm sad to say, had never heard of until that minute. And I fell headlong down the rabbit hole. This write up was particularly lovely I think. And makes me wish I could walk into this:
    Infinity Mirrored Room- Filled with the Brilliance of Life
     So. In accordance with general meme rulez, I posted and fulfilled all the 20+ "likes". And because I like making things more difficult for myself, decided to assign Canadian artists. Cuz I'm all about spreading that Canuck love.  And it was good.

    Here, for good measure, the artists I chose for my friends, and my faves:

    Lawren Harris ... my mom did a fabric piece base on this painting back in the 70s!

    Carl Beam ... the start of my love of mixed media

    Emily Carr

    Alex Colville

    Benjamin Chee Chee ... we owned a print of this a long long time ago

    Norval Morrisseau

    Aganetha Dyck ... uhm. swoon!

    Maud Lewis ... and not just because I own it ;)

    Paul-Emile Borduas

    Harold Town

    Holly Carr ... and Nova Scotia to boot!

    A.Y. Jackson

    Tom Thomson ... this and AY's above may be the first 2 pieces of art I recognized as "Canadian" when I was a kid.

    Mary Pratt

    Jeff Wall

    Rodney Graham

    Edward Burtynsky

    Fred Herzog 

    Rosalie Favell

    Thanks for playing along facebook friends! xo

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