Toronto, Ontario; Niagara Falls, Ontario.
Welcomed into study group by I Ching master Benfeng Zhu. Lessons are practically held in Mandarin Chinese, so aided by bilingual learners to appreciate throwing of coins, sketching hexagrams, and interpreting changes. My reading of multiple books translated into English, plus smartphone apps, have gotten me beyond beginner's level. Deeper insight into the underlying five elements theory, and its relation to lunar calendar, will require more scholarly inquiry. The group clubhouse, active for one year, overlooks a pedestrian bridge over a small stream feeding into Petticoat Creek. (Chinese Heritage Society of Canada, Kingston Road, Pickering, Ontario) 20181224
Private uses spilling over into public space, bed covers drying on clotheslines tied between trees on the boulevard of a city street. Even in an urban environment, the Chinese tend to take action first, and worry about consequences later. Sight is remarkable only to foreigners not yet fully immersed into local societal conventions. (Julu Road east of Shaanxi South Road, Former French Concession, Shanghai, PR China) 20190316
Opening reception installation @PTSDalchemy paintings @playthink "It's All in Your Head". Crystals shaped naturally, responding to emotional impressions focused on raw shapes. Cubism on canvases, exploring brain-body connections. (Dead End Studio, 7 Fraser Avenue, Toronto, Ontario) 20180830
Plenary by Susan Ingham on "Building Beauty: An Innovative Program in Architectural Education" centered in Sorrento, Italy, with colleagues Christopher Andrews on "Carpets, Vessels and Tiles", and Yodan Rofe on "The Sant'Anna Garden Project". (Portland Urban Architecture Research Lab, NW Couch Street, Portland, Oregon) 20181027
Plenary talk by David Seamon on "Ways of Understanding Wholeness: Christopher Alexander’s work as synergistic relationality". (Portland Urban Architecture Research Lab International Conference) 20181026