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los buenos aires

buenos aires comes by its name honestly

a charming, breezy, melange of architecture and trees

covered in graffiti!

it is legal there

woot woot! i had a blast

what should not be legal are the portions of beef they serve. EVERYWHERE!

(tasty though!)

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of particular note was the collection of contemporary latin american art at MALBA

political, vibrant, intriguing, humourous, alive. good stuff.

the antiques in san telmo were another joy

a year could be spent sorting through them. fun.

porteños are a friendly big-city bunch if you engage them a little

black and yellow taxis dot the city like confetti

often, a certain type of argentine gentleman was at the wheel, willing to impart some interesting insight

a toast of fernet branca to my lovely time spent in BA! salud!

muchas gracias argentina!

hasta la próxima!

heARTbeatgal


stuck

it seems the ‘school age’ walking stick is stuck at the border

the stick made it to L’aéroport international Montréal-Trudeau

and made friends with airport staff!!

walking stick in montreal

and where was it off to you wonder?

no where fast!

walking stick lost & found

i am going to put my money on ‘trouble at security’

“what do you mean ? this stick a threat? can you not see the art in action?!?”

this fine airport staff informs me that the stick is laid up in the airport’s lost & found!

i am all at once delighted and distraught

this is the main airport that sets me free on the world

a place i am fond of, filled with memories (…where were you when you heard Michael Jackson was dead? i was at the montreal airport)

AND just imagine all of the amazing other contents of a montreal airport lost & found!

i made a plea for the stick to be set free

it is on a great journey

it is meant to wander

only time and the interest of strangers will tell

my thanks to my collaborators at the airport

you are part of the art

travel well ‘school age’ stick

…try the bus.

heARTbeatgal


‘miss’prints

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miss print 2

many thanks again to the patrons and supporters of my #NBOG13 ‘crowd box’ project

the crowd came through

the ‘egon’s  miss’ prints are in the mail (finally)

…now, for 2104? there is a spark of an idea. excited already.

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#nbog13

crowd box

CBC tv interview (click here to see me on the news!)

tonight is the night!

come out to the courtyard of Social restaurant in the Byward Market zone of Nuit Blanche Ottawa Gatineau 2013

listen…

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at night

instructions

inside the box

looking forward to connecting with as many as possible tonight

@heARTbeatgalART #NBOG13 #nbo13crowdbox

yay!!

here i go…

heARTbeatgal

p.s. still 19 hours left for my crowd funding effort! woot woot! click here to donate!


house of painT

love having this in my backyard

great vibe

sick breakdancing

heaps of new work under the bridge

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oh!

easing the pain of missing nyc

a little

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p.s. my urge to spray paint is strong


fantaSTICK!

one week exactly until ottawa’s second nuit blanche

excited. happy

a touch nervous

but mostly curious

my ‘crowd box’ project will be in the byward market zone at Social

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i was delightfully reminded of last year’s nuit blanche ‘walk with me’ walking stick project with the arrival of a message from an eleven year old boy named Félix this week. he found the ‘school age’ stick in a library. he wanted to know if he could send the stick abroad. it had been a while since i had heard from one of the sticks. what fun! it made me happy.

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…and i take that as a good omen for this year’s project

6:21pm til 4:22am next saturday the 21st

come out

be a part of the art

ALL of the art

the streets will be filled

if you cannot come then send me a tweet @heARTbeatgalART

tell your friends

tell strangers

help me connect with as many people as possible

woot! woot!

strange experiments in creative collaboration

good fun

heARTbeatgal

p.s. there are still seven days to contribute to my crowd funding effort

i need the ‘crowd’


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

heARTbeatgal


two views two shoes

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new addition to the neighbourhood vista

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real

real shit

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unusual

unusual

…it is not every day that you see a wee scottish lass inside on old wok on the street!

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