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Finding home: A walk, a meditation, a memoir, a collage

Vaughan, Kathleen (2008) Finding home: A walk, a meditation, a memoir, a collage. Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 13 (2). pp. 30-42. ISSN 1205-5352

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The author loves Toronto, where she has lived for more than three decades. Two of those she has resided in an apartment on the west side of town--close to the University of Toronto and the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD), to the parks and pathways that connect her living and working sites with those institutions and her other haunts. What thrills her most about this city? Its diverse peoples, half of whom were born outside Canada. Its neighbourhoods. Its walkability. Its ravines. When a person loves something as much as she does Toronto, then he or she makes artwork about it. In her practice, art making requires a devoted and voracious accumulation of ideas and options, followed by ruthlessly selective editing, a kind of delicate dissection--this paradoxical form of engagement somehow both bonds a person to his or her subject and holds it at arm's length. And so motivated by love, curiosity and a kind of anticipatory nostalgia the author explains in this article, she created "Finding Home," a body of interwoven visual art and text about her home neighbourhood around Bathurst and St. Clair. This article reflects on the making of "Finding Home" and includes portions of it. (Contains 22 notes.)

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Art Expression, Foreign Countries, Geographic Location, Neighborhoods, Relationship, Studio Art, Time Perspective
Divisions: Faculty of Art
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2018 20:08
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2021 08:45
URI: https://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/2395

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