Saturday, February 18, 2012

the house with the golden windows: north wall

We lived in Kenora, North Western Ontrio for ten years in a narrow two story brick house on a quiet street. In our back yard we had tall maple trees. There was a lane.

It was the only time that I have ever lived in a town.

I studied fine art through Lakehead University at the time. The professors would come to Kenora from Thunder Bay every two weeks. Our classes were on alternate weekends.

During the last two years, my friend Barbara Sprague and I would drive to Thunder Bay for conferences with our professors. I made this house for my graduate exhibition.

At the 1994 convocation, I was awarded the chancellor's medal for the highest marks of any part time student that year. We did not attend the ceremony. By then, we were already living on Manitoulin Island.

number eighty six

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