Monday, September 22, 2014

It's a Wild, Wild Life

Wild patterns of the natural world caught Kate's eye, as I have mentioned. Also, random patterns of the manufactured world. Images like these repeat in her oeuvre. These are some of the most striking. Plastic beads, 2009. Buttons, 2009. Tiny shells, 2008. KO, 2008. Three from San Francisco aquarium, 2012. Gold fish by floral clock, Niagara Falls, Ontario, 2009. Fountain, Niagara, 2009. Daisies, Crick Hollow, Grey County, Ontario, 2008. It's a wild, wild life.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


South Carolina, 2008. More wild patterns of the natural world.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Goin' Down the Road

Summer, 2006. Outside Tweed, Ontario. Photos taken in the months before I met her, and in the months after the end of her first marriage. I can't help but look at these and think Kate was contemplating that life is hard, but life is good. They show her trademark attraction to the wild patterns of the natural world and the insertion of the built within it.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Babe at Sunset

South Carolina, 2007. Some of Kate's favourite pics. Starfish in sand. Babe at sunset. Sweeping sands. Magic swirls of shells (2009).

Sunday, September 7, 2014


Lines. Built space. Imposed structure. Gardiner Expressway, Toronto. Road outside Tweed, Ontario. Stairs to ocean, South Carolina. Attic ceiling, post water leak. Is there an element of natural decay in each of these, or am I imagining it? Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair! Or not. Whatever.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Spillage in the Village

The title is a Kate-ism. The photos are from 2009, and they feature again an attraction to the random jumble. Of course they are also a frozen frame of a life that was, the bright colours of early childhood.