Category Archives: nuit blanche ottawa

brooklyn

my trip to brooklyn was long overdue

spent a couple of days wandering around dumbo and williamsburg

…the wellspring of hipsters

NY invented graffiti

art and creativity abound

the streets are quieter and filled with graffiti

i was in heaven, even before my mango snow cone and new cobalt blue leather mini skirt

i filled up on inspiration and bits of material for new work

i cannot wait to get cutting and glueing

(must get through NBO13 in just ten days first!!)

new friend

(here i am making friends with an artist on the street)

(his multi-media cityscape work made me stop)

i heART you NY!

thank you

be back soon…

hBg

 


hartford

hartford was not as expected

what i expected i am not certain

however hartford wasn’t it

so colour me surprised when i found a super cache of graffiti outside my connecticut door

hartford hand

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early morning snaps with coffee

thank you for the inspiration hARTford!

heARTbeatgal

p.s. almost two weeks away from Nuit Blanche Ottawa 2013!! still looking to the crowd to help fund my project and become part of the art… http://igg.me/at/heartbeatgalcrowdbox/x/3716938 September 21st, come out and connect with me at Social or tweet me @heARTbeatgalART #nbo13crowdbox


fresh paint

fresh paint

this makes me want to get out the spray cans

instead i will make my way to montreal this weekend to witness UnderPressure international graffiti convention 2013

…spending the next four weeks on an inspiration hunt!

heARTbeatgal

‘crowd box’ update: thank you to all of my generous supporters thus far. your prints are on their way to you shortly! forty-six days to go!


the crowd

help me build a ‘CROWD box!
 crowd fund pitch
would you like to connect with other humans? does anonymity make it easier? i need collaborators for my Nuit Blanche Ottawa 2013 ‘crowd box’ project. it only works if you connect with me and here is how…
over the night of NBO13, september 21st, 2013, i want to connect with as many people in the crowd as i can, in the name of creative humanity.

there is to be an actual box.  that i am to build. (with some talented help!)

the night of, i will be inside the box on the patio at Social restaurant in the byward market, not able to see out through the see-through mirror plastic walls. holes will be cut for collaborators to reach in and touch me. if not. tweet me.

@heARTbeatgalART #NBO13crowdbox

the kicker is the special (as in, especially expensive) see-through mirror plastic that i need to purchase to create the right environment for the concept. it is essential that collaborators in the NBO13 crowd be able to see me, touch me, without my seeing them. anonymity is key so that interaction is encouraged.

the project is fundamentally based in crowd participation, thus, i am reaching out to the crowd for funding as well. it is very tricky to place financial value on art, let alone, conceptual art pieces like this one. i drew up a budget. i am looking only to recover costs.

why do this?

mostly because i am compelled as an artist obsessed with human connection and collaboration; it is an evolution of my collaborative work; and, ‘the crowd’ is where my art lives.

the crowd is big, diverse and has something to contribute! maybe in some way here!

funds. touch. tweets. let’s connect! help me see this (crazy) dream through!

heARTbeatgal


thirty days walking

thirty days after nuit blanche ottawa 2012

the sticks have been wandering…

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i am utterly delighted when a snap rolls in

and adore the humour most have

i knew the message would be positive

fingers crossed for more

thinking already of my next public collaboration

fun

heARTbeatgal

click here to see all of the snaps thus far


hey, universe!

where are my walking sticks at?

i know patience isn’t my strong suit

but i have heard from two only

the six others are off on their adventures without checking in at home

i just wanted to let them know i was thinking about them

hoping they are having fun

heARTbeatgal


#twitterartexhibit

collaborative art in the name of a good cause

excellent

my contribution to the third #twitterartexhibit

 

la petite d’edgar 3 – mixed media 5″ x 7″

 

if i manage to get the address. question mark

the project is vague about that part

mysterious

i will keep her by my bed for now

heARTbeatgal

 

p.s. a walking stick, the fun stick, journeyed to Toronto! woot woot! a post about that as soon.


delight

 

Lainie Towell , co-curator of Nuit Blanche Ottawa at the opening ceremony – photo Ottawa Citizen

” OTTAWA — Lainie Towell held a 1.5-metre wooden staff decorated with gold paint and peacock feathers as she welcomed the shoulder-to-shoulder crowd gathered at Hintonburg’s Orange Gallery for the launch of Ottawa’s inaugural Nuit Blanche.

The co-curator of the festival passed the piece of “live art” to a couple in the crowd in what was expected to be the first exchange of many during the all-night art extravanganza…”

Read more: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/entertainment/Nuit+Blanche+keeps+Ottawa+night/7285959/story.html#ixzz27IjxKF1w

the seven other sticks are also off on noble paths

i saw evidence last night of the sticks having great fun

what a joy to see them go

i will miss them

i do hope the snaps roll in…

hBg


walk with me

Nuit Blanche Ottawa has arrived

only hours now until the walking sticks begin their journey

 

 

all pulled from hawk lake (above)

some striped naked. some not

with my tree fetish, it was important to highlight the wood

where will they go?

where they need to i suppose

 

join here my flickr group to watch the story unfold

(or join Flickr and search under “groups” for “walk with me #nbo12”)

ultimately, the collage of photos is the work

(if it works! fingers crossed)

 

…and you simply must come down to the party at Social this evening 6:22pm – 4:23am

come share in the creative energy of Robert Brazeau’s collaborative twenties era photo shoot

our bit of fun for the first ever Nuit Blanche Ottawa!

my sticks will depart from here

away we go

“walk with me”

heARTbeatgal


late adulthood

reflection & restriction

in the same way that most people are fond of children

i am fond of the elderly

(most kids are creepy, no? :-))

i have spent many hours at the sides of aged friends

they fascinate me and i envy their histories

i live each day seeking experiences

so that one day

once octogenarian perhaps

i will have stories to tell

and the memory to enjoy them

…just get me a chair with a view, a blanket,

a few kindly young men to flirt with

and someone to listen

inshallah

this project will count as one of my great stories

heARTbeatgal