Your Personal Bat Flip

For as long as I can remember, the reception has always been mixed when it came to personal or team celebrations in any sporting competition at any level. Celebration and in some cases, overt jubilation often takes place when an individual or a team overcomes competition or adversity in the arena of play. There’s nothing […]

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Why I’m Stopping The Award Chase

I have a love/hate relationship with social media. After dabbling with it for years and even teaching the subject at a local college, this weird dichotomy continues to pervade my definition of it. As a visual artist, designer and educator, social media continues to play a critical role in sharing my own and that of […]

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Pan Am / Para Pan Am Chair Project

From July 10th to August the 15th, thousands of athletes and para-athletes from 41 countries will converge on the city of Toronto for the 2015 Pan Am / Para Pan Am Games. Considered as the world’s third largest international multi-sport Games (just right behind the Summer Olympics and the Asian Games), this event will also […]

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Minding the Creative Gap

Translated from the French phrase l’art pour l’art, “art for art’s sake” was a dominant concept during my formative years as an art student. Coined by French philosopher Victor Cousin, art for art’s sake is a belief that art’s existence and intrinsic values does not connect to any utilitarian reasons. More importantly, it’s mere existence is […]

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Self-Regulation Revisited

As is often the case, it usually takes a collision between two concepts to get me to reflect and write these days. It’s not that I’m averse to personal reflection by way of writing or blogging. It’s just that I normally allow thoughts to percolate in my head for weeks on end and release my […]

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What Godzilla Taught Me

  Now that the dust has settled (pun intended) and a considerable amount of time has been allowed to expire since its theatrical release, I feel like I can talk freely about Godzilla. Yes, the King of Monsters himself (or “herself” depending on the context and historical source you wish to cite). Although there’s some […]

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Featured artwork By Paul Diokno

This featured artwork left me speechless. And no, I’m not showcasing this piece because of Halloween (although the timing is impeccable). Paul, a grade 12 student, used both Photoshop and Illustrator to make this happen. He plans to go to design and art in post-secondary next year.  

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