Saturday, November 28, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Thanks Rod! A delight to hear from you and to have such a selection of imagery . . the other mail to be posted at the Queen of Poste page . . .
Rod Summers web site : VEC WORLD SERVICE
I look forward to staying in touch. . . perhaps a fishing trip in Newfoundland one day!
Friday, November 13, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
With Special Thanks to:
Fabio Sassi - Italy, Valery Shimanovsky - Russia, Steve Gerberich - USA, TICTAC - Germany, Mete Sarabi - USA, John Harris - Canada
Lena Samol - USA, Sherri Ayers - USA, Dragonfly Dream - USA, Igor Bartolech - Yugoslavia, Pistol Pete - USA, Roland Halbritter - Germany
Giovanni Strada - Italy, Bill Freisen - Canada, Dawn Redwood - England, David Stafford - USA, Ficus Strangulensis - USA, Gianni Donaudi - Italy
Gail D. Whitter - Canada, Ramon Cruces - Spain, Orfee Swerts - Belgium, Kiki Desvaux - France, Pinky - Italy, Pedro Bericat - Spain
Monday, November 9, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
A special delivery in Canada Post Apology Mail . . . A rather unique portrait printed into a latex rubber. I photographed it using a light table to get the full quality of the image.
Thanks Pedro . . who also has a call out for:
1 Minute of sound in any system by mail or email.
Check out his site:
1 Minute Autohypnosis
Mute Sound / Pedro Bericat
P.O. Box: 4033
50080 – Zaragoza (Spain)
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Thanks to the fun loving PINKY for this addition to the portrait edition. A collection of other works from PINKY will be uploaded to the Queen of Poste Page
See you in the mail (with SF stickers)!
F.U.N. (Funtastic United Nations) is an independent and supranational organization that intends to stimulate a cooperation amongst all kinds of imaginary countries and worlds, coordinating meetings, publications, exhibitions and events. We offer our skills and resources to create a bridge between creative and funtastic geographical entities, representing numberless and mutable virtual countries, multiethnical and transgender, where the passports, postage stamps and banknotes are real but not the wars.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
A dear friend and artist Stanley Horner recently passed away. He has been a wonderful support in the years that we have lived in Victoria. He will be greatly missed.
In Memoriam: Stanley E. Horner, 1933 - 2009
Stanley Horner [S BA 56] taught Art Education at Sir George Williams University and then Concordia University from 1963 until 1993. He later earned the honour of Distinguished Professor Emeritus.
Horner was a founding member of the Department of Fine Arts and served as a model of innovative and student-centred teaching. In the 1970s, he pioneered the integration of new media into the curriculum, and he was instrumental in the development of the departments of performing arts. His own artwork explored media and crossed the traditional boundaries between the arts.
He was credited with helping Concordia be the first Canadian university to offer graduate arts programs, and for being an inspiration to young, new faculty members. Horner has been described as, “an inspired artist and superlative teacher, and his theoretical work, his art and the integration of his ideas have made important contributions to art education.”
His colleague, Leah Sherman, described him as an inspiration to everyone — faculty and students alike — and that he was remarkably creative, talented and original. “He was very avant-garde for his time.”
Stan, as he was known to many people, lived sustainably long before it was popular. He grew up on a farm and gardened, producing his own food. He used a bicycle to get around for more than 60 years. He recycled, repaired and re-used materials in his art and at home. After retiring from Concordia, he designed and built Souliterra, an earth-sheltered solar house in eastern Ontario. He later moved to Victoria, B.C., where he finished the Reaching I Ching Project of 64 artworks.
A loving husband, father and brother, he died at home with his wife by his side. He is survived by his children, Kyle and Mara Horner, his stepson Ned Servant and his brothers, Don and Lee.
Stan’s ashes will be scattered into the sea during a private ceremony. There will be a gathering in his honour from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sun., Nov. 1, at 252 Superior St. in Victoria.
A fund in memory of Stanley E. Horner was established at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Concordia University. To contribute, please send cheques, payable to Concordia University, to Annual Giving, S-FB 520, or call ext. 3884 for more information.