Southeast Wind Foam Woman.

Southeast Wind Foam Woman 1989

Serigraph

40 x 40 in

Edition 40

© 1989 Robert Davidson

http://robertdavidson.ca/

http://douglasreynoldsgallery.com/robert-davidson

http://www.spiritwrestler.com/catalog/index.php?artists_id=16

http://www.kinsmanrobinson.com/dynamic/artist.asp?ArtistID=3

I love the warm, soulful embraceable lushness of the oceanic blue.

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Seven Crows.

Seven Crows — painting by Alex Colville. Seven Crows 1980. Acrylic polymer emulsion on hardboard 60 x 120 cm. Owens Art Gallery Mount Allison ...Acrylic polymer emulsion on hardboard

60 x 120 cm

© 1980 Alex Colville

Provenance:  Art Gallery Mount Allison University Sackville, New Brunswick

Gift of Mr. Ross B.

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Yesterday I did lunch with a friend from Montréal and we then went to the AGO – Art Gallery of Ontario to take in the recently opened Alex Colville show.  I paused and actually lost tears on seeing this masterpiece.  I have always liked his works and was not familiar with this piece.  This masterpiece manages to perfectly encapsulate the utter abandon one experiences when focussed in flying dreams.  For me the moment was truly rhapsodic.

http://www.ago.net/alex-colville

http://alexcolville.ca/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Colville

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Pink Chair.

pink-chair-i-iii

Lithograph

3.5 x 4.0 Feet

Artist Proof : III

© 1990 George Hawken

Provenance: I/III Art collection Arvin da Braga.

At the time, I was fast asleep and, of course, dreaming – after having riotously ploughed the artist late at night at his loft.  The piece was created from a photograph – Polaroid, if I am not mistaken.  Hard to believe that it was 24 years ago… phenomenal.

I especially love it because the artist exquisitely captures the expressiveness of both my feet and hands.  Too, I love that my lids are collapsed on those soulful eyes whose vision captures such astonishing vistas of imagination and intellect.

Hey… modesty is of negligible worth.

Indeed, from Otto van Veen, to Sir Peter Paul Rubens to George Hawken, I am fulfilled for having been a muse and passionate lover.

http://www.rarespecies.co/work/urban-skins-the-prints-of-george-hawken/

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Robin Williams 1951 – 2014.

What-Dreams-May-Come-poster

Sweet and blissful dreams, you ravishingly beauteous of magical shamans…

The love we bare you will spirit you through the night and into that beauteous light…

I love you more…

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Photo: poster for Robin Williams film,

© 1998 ‘What Dreams May Come.’

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That Sinking Feeling (Self-Portrait).

BP-Portrait-Award-005 mark jameson

Oil on Linen

1000 x 650 mm

© 2009 Mark Jameson

Provenance:  Private collection.

Winner of the 2009 BP Young Portrait Award

http://www.markjameson.co.uk/

To say that I am besotted is not the half of it… such fecund sensuality… I am immensely inspired.

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Happy 90th anniversary James Baldwin.

James Baldwin Art

Watercolour

© 2013 James Gayles

http://www.jamesgayles.com/

Born in the year of the Rat and on the same day (August 2) as me, James also happens to be an entity mate.  Though I never met him, Merlin did.  As we drove from actor, Joe Morton’s Upper West Side tiny apartment from his annual Halloween pumpkin kill in 1982 – we were en route to Times Square and Frederick Jones’s where we would first meet, had also met Joe Morton for the first time that night – Merlin spoke lovingly of James Baldwin whom he had met the year prior through a Black American writer friend of Frederick’s whom I never met as he had died in a car crash in July 1982.  James ever will remain one of my favourite writers.  Of course, it goes without saying that whilst he was alive, I dreamt often of James thanks to our being entity mates.

Happy birthday entity mate.  

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