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How to make a lifelong career as an artist

Wed, 06 Apr 2011 02:31:00 +0000

Sculptor Michael Binkley looks back at three decades of professional stone sculpting, reflecting on how he was able to succeed in the business of making and selling art.

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Something I Admire about Surgeons

Tue, 14 Dec 2010 04:58:00 +0000

Something I admire about surgeons, dentists, deep sea divers and astronauts is their ability to perform sensitive, technically demanding work wearing gloves.  Working with gloves is a serious...

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To Build a Fire

Tue, 14 Dec 2010 04:30:00 +0000

Sculptor Lee Gass reflects on Jack London's short story To Build a Fire and some childhood mistakes in the mountains in relation to his daily ritual of building a fire in his stove on Quadra Island.

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Formats for community building and dialogue

Thu, 09 Dec 2010 14:37:00 +0000

Bee biologist, university administrator, writer, and Experiments collaborator Mark Winston reflects on the limitations of disciplinary formats imposed by tradition. Using two very different kinds of

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Reflections on Experiments

Thu, 09 Dec 2010 13:49:00 +0000

Sculptor Lee Gass introduces a series of articles inspired by the dance production Experiments. They will be written by members of the Experiments cast, crew, and consultants, and each will use the b

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Thank you Twyla Bella: Experiments Six

Fri, 03 Dec 2010 04:59:00 +0000

Sculptor, educator, and hummingbird biologist Lee Gass thanks Twyla Bella for a beautiful gift. Twyla, who is 6 years old, made a big piece of felt in school, then painted a hummingbird on it. That

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Kids, Hummingbirds, and the RCMP: Experiments Seven

Fri, 03 Dec 2010 04:16:00 +0000

Sculptor, educator, and scientist Lee Gass tells about an educational experiment about hummingbirds on Galiano Island. The central element of the story is a conversation Lee had with an RCMP Constabl

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Graphing in Sculpting and Choreography: Experiments Five

Fri, 26 Nov 2010 21:20:00 +0000

Sculptor Lee Gass discusses uses of graphing in science and sculpting, and speculates about uses in choreography.

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Repetition, precision and chaos: Experiments Four

Tue, 23 Nov 2010 12:51:00 +0000

Sculptor Lee Gass muses about what he sees as deep similarities between science and choreography.

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Arabesque: Experiments Three

Mon, 22 Nov 2010 06:23:00 +0000

This about how I, a sculptor, came to be a collaborator of the Experiments dance production (November 25 - 27 at the Scotiabank Dance Centre), and what it means to me.

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