Let’s see how many Canadians I can post in a row (I forgot to mention Jessica Fortner is from Toronto). Below are paintings by Marcel Dzama, who is originally from Winnipeg and now lives in New York.
My first exposure to Dzama’s work was the album art for Beck’s Guero (love that album – Farewell Ride anyone?) and I immediately found something about his imagery really unsettling – it was like seeing a Goya painting for the first time.
Great animation from 1978 gives you an idea what we look like here in Canada. I think the face at the 28-second mark is pretty close to my face, just imagine a smaller nose, gold fronts, and an eye patch.
My friend Andre posted this video and it made me want to go back and find all the other great films that the Nation Film Board has produced over the years.