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Vladimir Nabokov liked to say that. Paradoxical? Maybe not. Our conversation with Jim Barton fits in, even if he does work with a chainsaw. "It's the physics of energy. We personalize it, but it's pure mathematics." He adds, "if your work isn't moving toward the sacred, you better check your mind and heart." Artist Hadi Tabatabai fits in here, too, on both counts, but from the opposite end. You'll see what I mean. And great interview w/ Bob Woodsworth and Michael Levenston, founders of Cityfarmer in Vancouver 35 years ago. They were waaay ahead on this urban farming thing. And there are several more treats.
A Conversation with Jim Barton
A Certain Mathematics
Franck Andre Jamme: Portfolio
A Conversation with Hadi Tabatabai The Replenishing Zero
Celia Gerard: Portfolio
Enrique Martinez Celaya
Guide, Part 2
Art of Living, J. Kathleen White
It Is and It Isn't India
A Conversation with Levenston and Woodsworth: Grandfathers of Urban Agriculture Revolution
"To be an artist is not a matter of making paintings or objects at all. What we are really dealing with is our state of consciousness and the shape of our perception... The act of art is a tool for extended consciousness." --Robert Irwin
Why are the arts so often considered frills when it comes to what is needed in schools, in politics, in so many parts of life? The capacity for creative response is needed in all walks of life. In this issue we explore art as a tool for social engagement. Read More
It's been my good fortune to have more than my share of remarkable friends, and several of them appear in this issue of the newsletter. One of the joys of having a venue like this newsletter is that its a vehicle for expanding my own circle. Read More
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