Visual Adventure: A Digital Study of Hokusai’s Wave

The movement in Hokusai’s iconic painting, The Great Wave off Kanazawa, has given our eyes a workout for decades. The presence of its several prints in Western collections (the Met and British Museum included) have allowed folks on my side of the globe the pleasure of accessing its foreboding beauty. Normally I wouldn’t deign to…

Google Doodle? Meet The Littlest Hobo.

If you’re a child of the ’80s, you may recall The Littlest Hobo, a charming Canadian television series airing on CTV starring, well, a dog. It’s a cult favourite and, as I don’t see it becoming the star of a Google Doodle anytime soon, I took it upon myself to make it happen. The star-dog…

Visual Memo: Digital vs. Traditional – Part I – “All in Good Time”

As part of my freelance digital content writing work, I contribute to a Canadian media company based in Toronto: Moxy Planet Media. We’ve been working on a Digital vs. Traditional series, geared towards traditional producers and publishers who may be allergic to the idea of stepping through the digital doorway. Here is part one, which…

#VisualPeople: Cassie Ackerman on the Mega Power of Art in Long-Term Care

by Samantha Mehra This week in the Visual People series: Meet Cassie Ackerman, a Toronto-based recreational therapist working to improve the lives of those in long-term care. We talk art education, healing through doing, and the impact of inviting the visual into the worlds of seniors. SM: First, let’s talk “journey”. What led you into…

The King.

Behold: THE KING! My dad fancies himself Elvis’ number one fan, so I drew this for him to use as his new desktop wallpaper. I don’t know – I think Elvis would be proud. -SM