Robert L. Peters

18 February 2012

War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it.

(Quote by George Orwell | illustration by the inimitable Mr. Fish)

17 February 2012

Face of the City

Toronto, Canada

“A series of site-specific, portrait-based works that combines the abrasive charm found in the distressed surfaces of modern cities with the intimate familiarity of the prominent features of the human face. As the walls and surfaces of the city define its physical character and spatial identity, the faces of its inhabitants provide the city with its personality, disposition and magnetism. The fusion of these two entities will simultaneously expose the frailty of urban architecture and to a certain extent human existence, while conversely exploring the idea that beauty lies in the scars, wrinkles and blemishes of places we live and people we meet.”

—Dan Bergeron (aka fauxreel)

16 February 2012

Wise words repeated…

14 February 2012

Take away love, and our earth is a tomb.

Robert Browning

13 February 2012

Luba Lukova | Graphic Guts

New York City

My friend Luba Lukova’s exhibition Graphic Guts opens at La MaMa La Galleria (6 East 1st Street, between Bowery and 2nd Ave.) this Thursday, 16 February, from 6-8 pm.

Internationally renowned, Lukova is regarded as one of the most distinctive image makers working today. Poignant and unrelenting, her arresting images grab the viewer and don’t let go. In her third solo exhibition at La MaMa, she will present a new collection of social commentary and theater inspired art. Lukova’s work is included in the permanent collections of MoMA, New York; The Library of Congress, Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Paris; and the World Bank.

Image above: Delta Blues, 2012, silk-screen, ©Luba Lukova

12 February 2012

Art is a revolt against fate.

(quote by André Malraux | original image sources unknown)

11 February 2012

Solace House | TEDxManitoba 2012

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Many thanks to the event’s volunteer organizers and all the folks who have expressed interest in more information about the talk I gave at TEDxManitoba on Thursday. Solace House is the super-insulated passive-solar home I designed and built in the woods of eastern Manitoba in 1980, and that I’ve been living in (without a furnace) for the last three decades.

My talk is now on YouTube; you can watch it here.

You can also access most of the visual resources and notes from my talk in a Facebook album entitled ‘Solace House’ that I’ve set up here. (I’m on FB at ).

(thanks to Richard Ray for the photograph)

10 February 2012

Man's heart away from Nature becomes hard.

—Standing Bear

8 February 2012

Yes, the sun shines on us all.

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Tomorrow I give my talk about Solace House at TEDxManitoba 2012… I’m feeling a combination of the thrill to be able to share my story about how we can conserve energy and embrace the sun, and the wrenching stage-fright that has haunted me since I was a small child.  :-/

7 February 2012

Shadow art…

Any questions? (original source unknown)

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