Now that spring has arrived, I can bring my books outdoors and enjoy beautiful natural light. I would like to take the opportunity, through my blog, to comment on what I've been reading.
This should help me remember what I've read, force me to think about how the content of my research is, which is endlessly influencing my art, and share it. It should also help me read books which are pertinent to my interests and focus my attention.
Here are a few of which are on my list, and some that I have been reading over and over already.
HTO: Toronto's Water from Lake Iroquois to Lost Rivers to Low-flow toilets, by Wayne Reeves,Christina Palassio.
Reclaiming the Don: An Environmental History of Toronto's Don River Valley, by Jennifer L. Bonnell.
In the Skin of a Lion, by Michael Ondaatje
Eau Canada: The Future of Canada's Water, published by Karen Bakker.
Tales of the Don, by Charles Sauriol. As well as Remembering the Don: A Rare Record of Earlier Times Within the Don River Valley.
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I like to think that the large works on paper on which I assemble different drawing methods represent a kind of inventory or document about the state of the our urban rivers.