Have you ever watched a child draw?
Have you noticed how deeply absorbed and focused they are while they draw?
Have you visited a group exhibition of children’s drawings created during their early formative years? I have!
Several years ago, I would pick up my camera, put on a lens, start taking photos and not think twice about the outcome. The responsibility was mine to produce the goods and if I didn’t it was usually my fault. Well, more and more, those days are over. I am so overwhelmed with complaints by […]
I’m now being challenged by questions: What is Art? Does Life imitate Art? Does Art mirror Life? Can Art exist without Life? Can life exist without Art? Can you see Art all around you? Are you an observer of that Art? Are you a part of it? Would it exist without you? Does a gallery […]
by Marvin Kanarek “Body Of Work” is here, let’s see where this goes… Someone who designs a single house is not an architect. Someone who writes a single song or set of lyrics is not a songwriter. A person who owns a musical instrument is not a musician. A single drawing or painting or photograph […]
It’s back. I’m not sure why I was left with “Body Of Work”. It’s obvious to me right now that it won’t be pursued during this writing. Hoping it’s tossed at me again at a later date. Right now what is resonating within me is, acceptance of praise and criticism and the meaning of Art […]
by Marvin Kanarek I was going to do something else right now. I was outside having a smoke. Something came in again. So I’m sitting here getting it out before it goes away. Three words: – Sacrifice, Selfishness, Balance. When that “moment arrives” it’s only you tapping into and following that energy (Muse?), before it […]
I’m sure there are dictionary definitions of the word Muse. I or you can look it up. Maybe I will when this cycle has passed through me. I had heard a great story about a Scottish poetess who was out walking on her land one morning when all of a sudden she felt the presence of the Muse. She hurried home as fast as she could. Her pace was quickened by the fear that if she didn’t get back soon enough, the muse would pass through her and go on to inspire another poet! Interesting.
I think that’s part of what this Muse energy is.
by Marvin Kanarek I just had an epiphany, maybe it’s The Muse, I don’t know. So I guess I’m fated to continue at least ‘til the end of this little story. I’m a true “dyed in the T-shirt” Hippy way back when during the Yorkville days in Toronto. Living the life of music, free love, […]
An interesting interview with Marilyn Manson. Quite the contrast from what one might have thought of him prior to this interview. Marilyn Manson is quite a brilliant and forward thinking Human Being. I have also added an excerpt from Henry Rollins speaking tour in Israel, of which he is a staunch supporter. I’ll say no […]
by Marvin Kanarek I’ll try as best I can to describe the journey, the psyche, the attitude, the denial, the acceptance and anything else I can touch upon that might illuminate this elusive universe that I call “The State Of The Artist? It’s a state of mind, spirit and necessity, that is highly romanticized, clearly […]
This is one of my favorite songs ever. I was and still am profoundly touched by this masterful composition. The lyrics have on occasion moved me to tears and the melody is so unique in its “Simple Complexity.”
Enjoy the trip… A new single from the new album “Looking Back Ahead” Marv Kanarek Lyrics Below… Beam Me Up Scotty When the wind’s blowing I can hear it say You can be free like me There’s another way A man who’s searching Dies when he stays And even love can’t hold him For another […]
I used to love using my Polaroid Camera to do quick snaps of models before doing the actual shoot and always had to use a Polaroid Back for my Medium Format camera and even a Polaroid back for my 35mm format. But the best were those Polaroids that you watched slowly develop before your very […]
I wanted to share the new music video “We the People” by my bro Marv Kanarek with you. I guess there really isn’t much to explain here, but if you have ever heard of the Constitution of the United States of America, this video might just turn on the lights in that rare possibility that […]