Sunday, March 21, 2021


 This first panel is appropriate for where we left off yesterday, as that was about self portraits, but there is one of those in today's post as well.

The next area is about community, a strange word in the time of Covid and lockdowns.

Photographer Faisa Omer responded to the 2020 killing of George Floyd by photographing youth in her west end Ottawa neighbourhood and incorporating quotes around them, a fitting response to a volatile situation.

Two works by the same artist are here. Ron Noganosh is of Anishinaabe background, and both works reflect him and aspects of his personality.

This is Artist As An Old Man, a charcoal sketch.

And this is The Outsiders, a multi-media work.

Leaving this space, I took another look outside towards the Ottawa U campus. It was still snowing.


  1. Something to think about. Happy Sunday!

  2. Those quotes and photos are powerful! They make one think.

  3. Cool sketch and lovely multimedia artwork

  4. I've never seen this type of art for portraits. Very interesting .

  5. ...I like the musical group!

  6. The photo wall and quotes are so sad William. As white people we will never understand what people of colour go through on an everyday basis ✨

  7. The photo wall is very effective at getting a message out.

  8. Falsa Omer's work really moved me. What a message.

  9. The photo wall is thought provoking!

  10. I like that charcoal sketch. It’s drawn very well.

  11. @Italiafinlandia: indeed.

    @David: there is.

    @Marie: that's true.

    @Magiceye: I think so.

    @Red: I agree.

    @Tom: so do I.

    @Jan: it stands out.

    @Grace: very true.

    @RedPat: indeed.

    @Sharon: it is.

    @Bill: very much so.

    @Marleen: it is, yes.

    @Revrunner: it stands out.

  12. A Variety post of photographs all equally as fascinating ~ except I have had enough snow ~ LOL ~ When does Spring come to Ottawa?

    Living moment to moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  13. Powerful words and portraits.

    And more snow, blimey have you not had enough!!

  14. It's shocking the racism in the world. I wish we could go see this display. We have to recognize it.

  15. A sad and powerful post. Racism has a sad place in our past, and unfortunately in our present.

  16. Strong statements here that must be recognized.

  17. @Carol: today feels like spring.

    @Gemel: we can still get some, but it won't stick around.

    @Jennifer: it made an impression.

    @Michelle: quite true.

    @Joanne: definitely.

  18. That musical group is good isn't it.

    All the best Jan

  19. I loe how the various artists have interpreted the portrait. I especially love the musical combo.

  20. I have to mention your new photo for your blog header is amazing!