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<strong>MONDAY</strong><br />

<strong>ARTPOST</strong><br />

<strong>1212</strong>-<strong>2022</strong><br />

ISSN1918-6991<br />

<strong>MONDAY</strong><strong>ARTPOST</strong>.COM<br />

Columns by Artists and Writers<br />

Cem Turgay / Fiona Smyth /<br />

Gary Michael Dault / Holly Lee<br />

/ Kai Chan / Kamelia Pezeshki/<br />

Shelley Savor / Tamara Chatterjee /<br />

Wilson Tsang / Yam Lau /<br />

+ Original Sisters: Portraits of<br />

Tenacity and Courage (Anita Kunz)<br />

<strong>MONDAY</strong> <strong>ARTPOST</strong> published on Mondays. Columns by Artists and Writers. All Right Reserved. Published since 2002.<br />

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

Travelling Palm<br />

Snapshots<br />

Tamara Chatterjee<br />

India (December, 2016) – I was excited to<br />

return to Varanasi; on my second visit we<br />

arranged several boat rides, the first to view<br />

the evening Aarti spectacle from beyond the<br />

sacred shore. It was the first Hindu ritual<br />

that I have encountered that felt more like<br />

watching a highly choreographed dance<br />

performance, versus a communal religious<br />

prayer (at the steps of mother Ganga, no less).<br />

In the end the cold and humid boat ride at<br />

twilight was the peak of the evening mission.

ProTesT<br />

Cem Turgay

From the Notebooks<br />

(2010-<strong>2022</strong>)<br />

Gary Michael Dault<br />

From the Notebooks, 2010-<strong>2022</strong>.<br />

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

Velemir Khlebnikov:

Greenwood<br />

Kai Chan<br />

Study<br />

paper, wire

Poem a Week<br />

Gary Michael Dault<br />

A Glass of Water<br />

When I was young and consolable<br />

and sometimes ill in bed<br />

there was comfort in the clink of ice cubes<br />

grinding, bobbing together in a glass of water.<br />

Now that I am older and not so easily comforted<br />

a glass of water is not some vast Greenland sea<br />

edged and grating with icebergs, a seascape<br />

too pure for microbes,<br />

but merely two gasses in a glass<br />

a volume and a mass.<br />

Still of course a bounded seascape,<br />

but above the meniscus membrane of this<br />

treacherous<br />

ocean’s circular surface there now blows<br />

a typhoon of instability,<br />

with molecules of H20 lurching free<br />

from the mother sea<br />

panting upwards into sublimation,<br />

and aliens from the air<br />

tincturing the wellspring water,<br />

pressing their runny noses against the glass,<br />

looking out at me with the flat nonseeing eyes<br />

specially adapted for all organisms<br />

untroubled by a conscience.<br />

Now only one thing is for certain:<br />

you cannot drink from the same glass of<br />

water twice.<br />

********************************************<br />

Note: This poem originally appeared in The<br />

Literary Review of Canada in April of 2001.

CHEEZ<br />

Fiona Smyth


Wilson Tsang<br />

The Door

Caffeine Reveries<br />

Shelley Savor<br />

Heading Out

… 談 笑 間 …<br />

Yam Lau<br />

A text message to a friend while standing in front of a Warhol painting<br />

at the Art Institute of Chicago around 2018<br />

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

the ease... the sudden appearance of the image... the easy delivery...as if the<br />

image is not made, it just “happened”.<br />

A Warhol is a Warhol. It is a brand. But some Warhol is just so good and<br />

so much better than the other Warhol paintings. This one, for example,<br />

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

mystery.<br />

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

fifth, or whatever number pull of the silk screen when the ink is drying and<br />

start to clogg the mesh. The image is embodied with a strange painterly<br />

materiality. It is so beautiful and magical. No struggle, no battle, and no<br />

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

and it is what it is, and it happened in an instant. It is literally electrifying.<br />

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

great Warhol. It is THIS unique pull of the screen, off registration and the<br />

size of the work. The iterations before and after would not have worked so<br />

well. Just this one.”

The Photograph<br />

coordinated by<br />

Kamelia Pezeshki<br />

Sun and shore by Peter Friedrichsen<br />

Cyanotype on wood panel


Holly Lee<br />

{from Edwin Kwan)<br />

Tom Collins: My Barber Photography Journey<br />


Anita Kunz is a Canadian-born artist and<br />

illustrator living in Toronto. Her work has<br />

been published and exhibited internationally<br />

for four decades. Her work has been featured<br />

regularly in and on covers of many magazines,<br />

including Time, Rolling Stones, and the New<br />

York Times Magazines. She has illustrated<br />

covers for the New Yorker and more than<br />

fifty book jackets. Kunz has been inducted<br />

into the Society of Illustrators stamp. She has<br />

been appointed Officer of the Order of Canada<br />

(QC), and has received the Queen Elizabeth II<br />

Diamond Jubilee Medal.<br />

Anita Kunz<br />

Original Sisters:<br />

Portraits of Tenacity<br />

and Courage<br />

The portraits in the collection of “Original<br />

Sisters: Portraits of Tenacity and Courage”<br />

bring the accomplishments of trailblazers,<br />

leaders, mentors, and rebels together in<br />

a series of paintings that embody Anita’s<br />

approachable and engaging style. The entire<br />

Original Sisters collection, with 365 portraits,<br />

is on public display at TAP Centre for<br />

Creativity, London, Ontario, from November<br />

3rd, <strong>2022</strong> to January 4th, 2023.

Hilma Af Klint<br />

Artist, mystic whose abstract paintings were influenced by spiritualism<br />

Hypatia<br />

Mathematician, astronomer and philosopher

Marie Skłodowska–Curie<br />

Physicist and chemist pioneering research on radioactivity<br />

Maud Wagner<br />

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

Angela Davis<br />

Political activist, philosopher and author<br />

Angela Ruiz Robles<br />

Inventor of the mechanical<br />

encyclopedia (precursor to the e-book)

Anna Akhmatova<br />

Poet<br />

Anna Mae Aquash<br />

Mi’kmaq activist

Anonymous<br />

The first artists of the human species were likely female<br />

Augusta Savage<br />

Educator, social activist and portrait sculptor

Caroline Earle White<br />

Animal protectionist<br />

Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin<br />

Astronomer, astrophysicist

Temple Grandin<br />

Animal behavior expert who is on the autism spectrum<br />

Vivian Maier<br />

Street photographer who was discovered<br />

and celebrated only after her death

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