Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Kathleen Edwards and I Have similar taste

After completing yet another series of Canadian Map alterations for an ongoing series called "New Canada", I decided to take a break from drawing by googling about for new music. I nearly fell over when I saw the new Kathleen Edwards album "Voyager".

The cover art is so similar to what I have been doing. Admittedly it is a strange feeling to see someone out there making something so similar to you, and at first I was a bit miffed by it all.

I think it is part of something we all go through as artists when we think we have found something so special, and so unique, only to discover it has already happened.
However as I gave it more consideration I found myself pretty happy to see this art gracing the cover of such an(awesome) album. It helped me to understand that I am not the only one thinking this way, and that perhaps there is a community out there wondering about Canada and Canadian identity here. In a way this image reinforces that I am not a crazy pants.

Yaaaaaay! Not a crazy paaants!

Anyhow I love this art work!!!!!!
And this album! I gave it a listen here while I continued to make more map drawings! I recommend you do the same.

Ps. if you meet the artist behind this work, tell them I want to be friends because obviously we've got something in common!

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