Tuesday, May 13, 2014
This same old place
Design needs to have a connection to where it's made.
Eleanor Pritchard, designer-weaver
Oh, Canada! Off the top of my head, you don't worship guns, and let every simpleton buy them.You have wonderful, humane, efficient health care for all of your citizens. You nourish your artists: Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, and Alice Munro all sprang from your soil. You seem to be doing something right that your neighbors to the South, just don't get.
Which brings me to Dorothy Caldwell, Canadian artist, whose steady-state work is having a profound effect on me, these days. I get from her that the place where we make our own art becomes the art that we make there. Place permeates art, art defines the place. Someday I hope to cross paths with her. I hope you'll like to read Judy Martin's good piece on the artist, Dorothy Caldwell