I woke early from a dream this morning where I was anxiously engaged in presenting my art practice to an audience on the floor of the IKG. After I allowed myself a few minutes of post dream malaise, I crept out of my room quietly, in order to not wake my wife or children so that I could engage with my space, our space, as an artist. This was my opportunity to practice. I spent the next hour moving the objects that I would normally tidy and put away for my family into non-normalizing arrangements across the floor and domestic surfaces. On a daily basis I start my day creating order in the home and have come to understand that this sort of organizing is joy draining for not only myself, but for everyone around me. My dream reminded me that my practice is about challenging social norms by rearranging every day objects in such a way that they become markers for re-evaluation.
After my "exercise", I sat down with a cup of coffee and the latest Canadian Art Magazine that Santa gave me in my stocking. After reading Saelan Tweedy's, Living With Crisis, I looked up to see this image of our Christmas tree with an arrangement exercise in front of it. It made me wonder, would anyone be interested in me representing this moment of my life in a gallery or alternate space for the Christmas season next year? If you would care to engage with me please contact me through this underused Blog. My next attempt to reach out using my webpage.