Pencil crayon and watercolour on postcards, mailed daily for two weeks.
Can’t Complain Gallery, May 2018
Photos: Kenneth Jeffrey Kwan Kit Lau
If one admits that writing (and the mark in general) must be able to function in the absence of the sender …Just as iterability, which is not iteration, can be recognised even in a mark that in fact seems to have occurred only once. I say seems, because this one time is in itself divided or multiplied in advance by its structure of repeatability
Jacques Derrida, Limited Inc (1988)
Zest for living, faith in life
Graphite on paper
Zest for living and faith in life are nonobjective experiences, as is happiness. You may feel all of these without a material cause…. We can wake up happy for no reason and be full of zest without thinking of anything. I want to urge you to an awareness of such feelings. And I want to urge you to go in search of yourself. You have been thoroughly conditioned since the day you were born, so it is hard to find out what you think. But it is possible.
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (1987)
How small a thought
oil on paper
McClure Gallery, Montreal
Photos: Elise Windsor
“How small a thought it takes to fill someone’s whole life!... If you want to go down deep you do not need to travel far; indeed, you don’t have to leave your most immediate and familiar surroundings.”