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…

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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

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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


oddball

i am a stand-up comedy nerd

so when i heard that dave chappelle, flight of the conchords, al madrigal, hannibal buress, kristen schaal, demetri martin and jeff ross were coming to hartford, connecticut with their oddball comedy & curiosity festival, i hopped in my car and drove seven hours. in a heartbeat.

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here is the back of my head enjoying flight of the conchords

 

the back of my head enjoyed dave chappelle less

i was so excited to see him and for his big return

however

he did not perform

he smoked cigarettes

chatted with a lady in the audience

mostly he just told us we were a bad audience and left the stage after his contractual twenty-five minutes

i have conflicted feelings

it made me sad

so in sum, laugh, laugh, laugh, happy, happy, laugh, happy, confused, sad, still pretty happy

my many thanks to the other acts

a night i won’t soon forget

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cuba libre

spent some time wandering la habana last week

withered propaganda stands firm

fewer are the outbursts of graffiti

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viva la cuba libre!

…now off for a dose of nyc

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le futur

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…off to Cuba to create some future.

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under pressure

beautiful number of hours in montreal

checked out under pressure 2013

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good fun

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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


two views two shoes

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new addition to the neighbourhood vista

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la ville

i have a new favourite place

kodak nostalgia my selfie be the change la ville

un grand MERCI à la ville de québec!

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