Exploring the Unknown

Exploring the Unknown
Representing the 99%!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

‘Revolution’ Motorcycle and Art Exhibition 2017


"The Revolution Show will be held in the Baker Mamonova Gallery, 43-49, Norman Road, St. Leonards-On-Sea (Hastings), East Sussex. TN38 0EQ. The exhibition will be held over 2 days on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September, opening hours 10am – 6pm. The Revolution exhibition brings together a unique collection of works from artists, designers and craftspeople who are inspired and influenced by the motorcycling countercultural scene. The exhibition is curated to challenge the current perception of motorcycling through a unique collection of conceptual design and contemporary art; celebrating the skills and craftsmanship of artists and engineers – all inspired by the motorcycle." 

Monday, August 21, 2017

Ride to the Surreal Maladevi Jain Temple, Gyraspur, Vidisha, MP By Sabya Sachi Ghosh


Maladevi, Gyraspur, Vidisha
Bing an ardent fan of Dali I think I had already seen the landscape around the Maladevi Temple in one of his paintings (of course dali did not paint the Maladevi Temple) and other times I often dreamt of such landscapes. But never have I seen a more beauteous ruin placed atop a cliff that overlooks a horseshoe shaped valley.  The Maladevi is a large structure that seems to be crumbling in parts but giving it a closer scrutiny one is relieved to see that this wonder will last for another thousand year or more. Here the MP govt. has taken great care to maintain the environment around the structure.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Cultural Analysis of Quilting - "A Place For All" Class Quilt!

My trusty assistant

This course was designed and implemented by yours truly for a cegep that I work for in the Eastern Townships in Quebec, Canada. It draws from an interdisciplinary approach including but not limited to anthropology, sociology, geography, and philosophy to show how material objects (in this case, textiles) can embody world views. Taking as a starting point the warmth, both physical and emotional, and the narrative symbolism represented by the quilt, the class explored the world views of the many different cultures that have or had some form of quilting as an element of their material culture. Students discovered the roots of the medium as well as its functions both social and cultural. The impact of modern technologies on these sociological forms were examined. As quilts were traditionally primarily made by women, this is an ideal forum to unpick some of the interpretations of the quilting bee as a site for feminist freedom and expression. Case studies were conducted to examine two themes - commodification of culture (regarding the Gee’s Bend quilters, and quilts made by the Amish community) and quilting for activism (the AIDS quilt and the Monument quilt). Students were also given the chance to gain a practical experience of the social and cultural power of quilting by interacting with the Quilt of Belonging project which is based in Canada.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Recent Tattoos By Crystal-Marie!



These were completed by yours truly yesterday at Forever Ink!

Contact Information
Crystal-Marie- Facebook
Forever Ink - Facebook
1576 Rue King Ouest #110, 
Sherbrooke, QC J1J 2C3
Tel: (819) 791 7766

Tattoos By Crystal-Marie (aka Eternal Sunshine)!

The Venerable Ms. Crystal-Marie 
aka Eternal Sunshine

This is a collection of Crystal Marie's work over the course of the last several years. Based at Forever Ink, I have been inked by her on several occasions and couldn't be happier with her professionalism, artistry and made skills and personality. Have a look! If you see something that catches your fancy or if you would like to have her design something just for you, contact her today!

The Ups and Downs of Life!


You know that meme that we always see , of the crying strung out person breaking down? With the words"me trying to find a balance life etc." then there is  the photo after? That my friends is artist life ( and life in general I suppose ). Well anyways it's mine, BUT, its worth it.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

DesTination: Musée de l'Auto Ancienne de Richmond Part Deux

Don't let the lacklustre exterior fool you - it's a treasure trove inside!
My last visit to the Musée de l'Auto Ancienne de Richmond was back in July 2014 with father in law who was visiting from the Republic of Ireland. I always knew I would return someday once our two boys shifted their interest towards cars. I credit the Dukes of Hazzard more than my own mechanical abilities and or passion for cars; although, to be fair, I grew up lusting over many a classic car as well when they were still reasonably affordable and deals could be had. Thus, I seized the opportunity to nurture their interests by taking them this past July for a visit and also because I was curious to see if the museum had changed its displays since my last visit. There is something magical about these old cars and often I can't help but wonder what will become of these relics when humanity manages to kick its addiction to fossil fuels.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Perspectives: An Open Invitation To Cultural Anthropology


"We are delighted to bring to you this novel textbook, a collection of chapters on the essential topics in cultural anthropology. Different from other introductory textbooks, this book is an edited volume with each chapter written by a different author. Each author has written from their experiences working as an anthropologist and that personal touch makes for an accessible introduction to cultural anthropology. The first peer-reviewed open access textbook for cultural anthropology courses. Produced by the Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges and available free of charge for use in any setting." 

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Join Me This September 2017 On The Ride For Men's Health In The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride!


Whilst I may be anything but a gentleman, let alone distinguished, that should not stop you from supporting me in helping raise money for this year's Distinguished Gentleman's Ride (DGR) in Montréal! A notable cause, this event unites classic and vintage style motorcycle enthusiasts (and then some...) to raise awareness for prostate cancer and men's mental health. This year DGR will also be directly supporting the Movember Foundation.