Organisation is a Question of DistanceBy Anna J. McIntyre
Anna Jane McIntyre is an interdisciplinary visual artist with a practice combining printmaking, sculpture, performance, costume and micro-activism. She has a BFA from the Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto and an MFA from Concordia University.
McIntyre's work explores animism, ritual, the invisible, the imagined, the agreed upon, balance and the powerful allure of the asymmetrical. She has received travel grants from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, as well as production grants from the Centre interuniversitaire des arts médiatiques (CIAM) and Société d'État relevant du ministre de la Culture et des Communication (SODEC). Her most recent work may be found at www.annajmcintyre.com and dontarguewithghosts.blogspot.com. She lives and works in Montréal and Toronto.
Tuesday, 06 September 2011 02:00
O and I will also add this, my thoughts on infinity:Report
Thoughts on Infinity
Endlessly I am drawing and thinking. As a child sitting in the backseat of a navy blue Oldsmobile, boatsized, well-used and equipped with an 8 track player belting Neil Diamond, I would often think about outer space.
When the thoughts got too large for my small head I would bounce myself against the seat back to change my train of thought. How, how, how infinity how?
When I was 6, I realised the only thing I knew about life is that I would die.
With that in mind I started to plan my career.
And now here I am, much later, several finite lifetimes in fact, still drawing and dreaming and planning.
My maternal grandfather, let us call him Jim Saxby because that was his name, was a mathematician.
This cemented the influence of numbers in my life, much of which has revolved around the number 2, the only even odd number.
And so I learn over and over that life is circular and twisted. To see the patterns in anything, you merely require distance and perspective.