North Shore panorama, Vancouver, BC

The circus is here!

  The P. T. Barnum-type of language full of hyperbole and superlatives is becoming our daily dose… This made me think of describing one of my artworks in this jargon. Here it is: North Shore Panorama Altered Photography Triptych 2017 This masterful altered photograph has quickly become an indispensable iconic marker and attestation to the…

What do you do when what you most need fails?

The past four months have been rather difficult having half of my indispensable equipment -the computer- giving me big time problems. Spending hours and hours on the phone with the Mac people or taking it to the store looking for the solution to stop the computer from freezing and shutting down over and over again…

Untitled 72" x 68" painting by Basquiat

On the prices of certain artworks

I wish someone could explain to me how certain artworks reach such stratospheric prices. The 72”x 68” untitled painting seen here by Basquiat, from 1982, will be auctioned by Sotheby’s this May 19. In 1984, it went to private hands for $19,000 and it is now set to fetch $60 million. I get Basquiat is dead…

Egyptian Socio-economy Pyramid

Artists and Society

Sadly, what does not seem to change at any speed is the low standing of artists in most societies. Studying about the Egyptians, I recently bumped into the graphic here which places artists in the lower rungs -3000 years ago. A recent survey from Hill Strategies, a Canadian research company specialized in the arts sector…

What inspires you?

I have been wondering where inspiration comes from. Guess it can come at any time, and from any where. To me, inspiration is something unexpected, surprising and, at times extraordinary, which expands my consciousness towards the creation of something I had not even thought about. A person, a thing, or an idea can be inspirational.…