pain room blogish


MURRAY TOEWS

LET’S UNVEIL THE NEW LOOK FEATURE IMAGE by Murray Toews Murray Toews – Bio 2022 URBANSTICKMAN Productions.  

... read more.
Also posted in Blog, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

NICOLE SHIMONEK

For most of my adult life, I have wanted to work in my art on topics of pain and disability. I feel the human body is resilient while simultaneously fragile. Participating in Lookshow is an opportunity to make artwork expressing sterile health care facilities. In the sculpture, fabric shashes resonate with hospital bed sheets, scrubs

... read more.
Also posted in Blog, My Daily Fog, My Life in Pieces, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

from MY BODY IN PARTS

MY SCIATIC NERVE Clothes get on my nerves. My sciatic nerve particularly. My back is degenerate, like mortal + pestle grinding my cartilage to dust. Pinched nerves make me squeal, any belt or waistband draws the pain into my groin. Be aware of the naked man, wresting spread eagled on 400 thread count white privileged

... read more.
Also posted in Abject Alphabet (Fits and starts), Blog, Health, My Daily Fog, My Life in Pieces, Poems, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

KEN GREGORY

I knew Ken, a frequenter of ArtSpace, where I worked for five years, well enough to nod and say hello. I was  aware of his eclectic art practice working with sound, installations and kinetic sculpture including participation in send and receive during my years at the Manitoba Art Council.   I was fascinated with his departure,

... read more.
Also posted in Blog, My Daily Fog, My Life in Pieces, Pain Room, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

MURRAY TOEWS

I was fortunate enough to recruit Murray Toews as Visual Editor for Rhubarb magazine. He also contributed graphics, culminating in the 9 illustrations for each story in 9 Mennonite Stories, published by The Mennonite Literary Society in 2017. One email led another another email led to 100,000 thousand or more, and Murray bought extra storage

... read more.
Also posted in Blog, My Daily Fog, My Life in Pieces, Pain Room, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

GRACE NICKEL

A wound gives off its own light surgeons say.” Anne Carson, The Beauty of the Husband. I met Grace Nickel behind my back. Five vessels, shorter vases perhaps,  under plexiglass to keep the gorgeous ceramics safely in view,  rested on the credenza in my Manitoba Arts Council office. I met many fine artists, high and

... read more.
Also posted in ARCHIVES, My Life in Pieces, Seeing, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

PAIN IN MY NECK

I SCARE MYSELF[1] Even with M keeping me in bed it’s dark after ten even on Canada Day. Deefer Dog is shaking between us until he’s not and the bangs stop banging. I start my journey into the night my body and my mind insisting on separate rips. I wake as my arm sweeps the

... read more.
Also posted in Blog, My Life in Pieces, Pain Room, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

HEART FELT

Grace Paley writes:  “My father had decided to teach me how to grow old. I said O.K. My children didn’t think it was such a great idea. If I knew how, they thought, I might do so too easily. No, no, I said, it’s for later, years from now. And besides, if I get it

... read more.
Also posted in Blog, My Daily Fog, My Life in Pieces, Pain Room, Uncategorized, What Men Do | Leave a comment

BUTTERFLIES IN MY HEART

  I just saws a monarch butterfly, and it’s not the only one I am likely to see this week. I’ve gone whole summers without seeing a monarch butterfly. This sighting reminded me of a poem inspired by an old friend who has just retired, Grace Paley for a reason I have forgotten at the

... read more.
Also posted in Blog, Health, My Daily Fog, My Life in Pieces, Poems, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

PRESCRIPTION FOR HUMILIATION

A Dispatch from the Pain Room Right now, Tuesday, June  21st, I don’t have a family doctor in general practise assigned to keep track and treat a variety of ailments including polynueropathies, Stage Four Flat Right Foot with a screw loose, an amputation below the left knee, lousy cartilage genetics resulting in severe osteoarthritis, with

... read more.
Also posted in Blog, My Life in Pieces, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

RECENT POSTS

Categories

Blog Subscription

To receive notification of new articles.