Saturday, February 15, 2020

My last effort to work with bricks ended with a collaborative exhibition titled The Garden at the Pendulum Gallery in Vancouver in 2017. It has been five years since then. I am at UBC MA, Masters of Arts in Art Education program and once again find bricks curious and intriguing. I just read a section in an article written by Willian E. Doll called the Four R's – An Alternative to Tyler's  Rationale that situate well with my return to bricks.

"In a curriculum that honors, values, uses recursion, there is no fixed beginning or ending. As Dewey has pointed out, every ending is a new beginning, every beginning emerges from a prior ending. Curriculum segments, parts, sequences are arbitrary chunks that, instead of being seen as isolated units, are seen as opportunities for reflection. In such a frame, every test, paper, journal entry can be seen not merely as the completion of one project but also as the beginning of another—to explore, discuss, inquire into both ourselves as meaning makers and into the text in question."

Doll, W. E., Jr. (2013). The fours R's –an Alternative to Tyler's Rationale. In Curriculum Studies Reader (2nd ed.).

Monday, March 16, 2015

Colour Bricks

I coloured the bricks in original LEGO colours from the 70's, this is my first attempt at building a structure with them. it failed. Now I am going to try the following:
I have some premixed grout with adhesive in it. It's white, so I am going to add a bit of black acrylic to make it my desired grey. Then, I will build my structure with the grout one bit at a time.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Port Haney Brick

Last week on my walk to collect more bricks I came across a cylinder-shaped terra cotta pipe with a logo engraved into the body reading: Port Haney Brick. In my follow up research, this is what I recovered: a section from Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows: A History in Photographs

Day 5

Prototype 1
Today I have added to the collection some of
my garden bricks which I have collected a few
years ago from the same site at Kitsilano
"Crescent" beach. They have Algae grown on
them through out the years in the garden. 

I found the Brick set with the cement in-between
them from the Kitsialno
Kitsilaino: named after Squamish chief August Jack Khatsahlano (Xats'alanexw)

Friday, July 5, 2013

Day 2, 3, and 4

 "Crescent" beach, Kitsilano beach ,
and Point Roberts beach Brick Assemblage

inhabited in the sand at Kitsilano "Crescent" Beach

Vancouver Downtown stage back drop

Friday, June 28, 2013

Day 1

Brick Composition: found bricks, acrylic on
wooden panel

Braille Map---Brick impression (wet brick on acrylic wooden panel)