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Columns by Artists and Writers

Cem Turgay / Fiona Smyth /

Gary Michael Dault / Holly Lee

/ Kai Chan / Kamelia Pezeshki/

Shelley Savor / Tamara Chatterjee /

Wilson Tsang / Yam Lau /

+ Original Sisters: Portraits of

Tenacity and Courage (Anita Kunz)

MONDAY ARTPOST published on Mondays. Columns by Artists and Writers. All Right Reserved. Published since 2002.

An Ocean and Pounds publication. ISSN 1918-6991. email to: mail@oceanpounds.com

Travelling Palm


Tamara Chatterjee

India (December, 2016) – I was excited to

return to Varanasi; on my second visit we

arranged several boat rides, the first to view

the evening Aarti spectacle from beyond the

sacred shore. It was the first Hindu ritual

that I have encountered that felt more like

watching a highly choreographed dance

performance, versus a communal religious

prayer (at the steps of mother Ganga, no less).

In the end the cold and humid boat ride at

twilight was the peak of the evening mission.


Cem Turgay

From the Notebooks


Gary Michael Dault

From the Notebooks, 2010-2022.

Number 157: Swan Lake (July 15, 2022): “When a swan is winter all over, but the beak is like autumn leaves”--

Velemir Khlebnikov:


Kai Chan


paper, wire

Poem a Week

Gary Michael Dault

A Glass of Water

When I was young and consolable

and sometimes ill in bed

there was comfort in the clink of ice cubes

grinding, bobbing together in a glass of water.

Now that I am older and not so easily comforted

a glass of water is not some vast Greenland sea

edged and grating with icebergs, a seascape

too pure for microbes,

but merely two gasses in a glass

a volume and a mass.

Still of course a bounded seascape,

but above the meniscus membrane of this


ocean’s circular surface there now blows

a typhoon of instability,

with molecules of H20 lurching free

from the mother sea

panting upwards into sublimation,

and aliens from the air

tincturing the wellspring water,

pressing their runny noses against the glass,

looking out at me with the flat nonseeing eyes

specially adapted for all organisms

untroubled by a conscience.

Now only one thing is for certain:

you cannot drink from the same glass of

water twice.


Note: This poem originally appeared in The

Literary Review of Canada in April of 2001.


Fiona Smyth


Wilson Tsang

The Door

Caffeine Reveries

Shelley Savor

Heading Out

… 談 笑 間 …

Yam Lau

A text message to a friend while standing in front of a Warhol painting

at the Art Institute of Chicago around 2018

“... I think this is one of my favourite paintings in the world. The speed and

the ease... the sudden appearance of the image... the easy delivery...as if the

image is not made, it just “happened”.

A Warhol is a Warhol. It is a brand. But some Warhol is just so good and

so much better than the other Warhol paintings. This one, for example,

is quite small. And I stood in front of it and looked… and looked…It is a


What I cannot show you are the bits of thick texture. It may be due to that

fifth, or whatever number pull of the silk screen when the ink is drying and

start to clogg the mesh. The image is embodied with a strange painterly

materiality. It is so beautiful and magical. No struggle, no battle, and no

need to enlist so much doubt to prove anything (Gerhard Richter). It is,

and it is what it is, and it happened in an instant. It is literally electrifying.

I stood in front of it for a long time. Warhol is great but this one is a super

great Warhol. It is THIS unique pull of the screen, off registration and the

size of the work. The iterations before and after would not have worked so

well. Just this one.”

The Photograph

coordinated by

Kamelia Pezeshki

Sun and shore by Peter Friedrichsen

Cyanotype on wood panel


Holly Lee

{from Edwin Kwan)

Tom Collins: My Barber Photography Journey


Anita Kunz is a Canadian-born artist and

illustrator living in Toronto. Her work has

been published and exhibited internationally

for four decades. Her work has been featured

regularly in and on covers of many magazines,

including Time, Rolling Stones, and the New

York Times Magazines. She has illustrated

covers for the New Yorker and more than

fifty book jackets. Kunz has been inducted

into the Society of Illustrators stamp. She has

been appointed Officer of the Order of Canada

(QC), and has received the Queen Elizabeth II

Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Anita Kunz

Original Sisters:

Portraits of Tenacity

and Courage

The portraits in the collection of “Original

Sisters: Portraits of Tenacity and Courage”

bring the accomplishments of trailblazers,

leaders, mentors, and rebels together in

a series of paintings that embody Anita’s

approachable and engaging style. The entire

Original Sisters collection, with 365 portraits,

is on public display at TAP Centre for

Creativity, London, Ontario, from November

3rd, 2022 to January 4th, 2023.

Hilma Af Klint

Artist, mystic whose abstract paintings were influenced by spiritualism


Mathematician, astronomer and philosopher

Marie Skłodowska–Curie

Physicist and chemist pioneering research on radioactivity

Maud Wagner

Circus performer and the first female tattoo artist in the United States

Angela Davis

Political activist, philosopher and author

Angela Ruiz Robles

Inventor of the mechanical

encyclopedia (precursor to the e-book)

Anna Akhmatova


Anna Mae Aquash

Mi’kmaq activist


The first artists of the human species were likely female

Augusta Savage

Educator, social activist and portrait sculptor

Caroline Earle White

Animal protectionist

Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin

Astronomer, astrophysicist

Temple Grandin

Animal behavior expert who is on the autism spectrum

Vivian Maier

Street photographer who was discovered

and celebrated only after her death

Anita Kunz’s paintings published in this issue are

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