Half teasing, half serious, a dear friend sent me a call for artist for the University of Ottawa Heart Institute's "Healing HeART" ceiling tiles project. She wrote, "Found you a new purpose in life!"—suggesting what I could possibly do while being immobile for 2-3 months. She sent it on June 3rd. And, guess what? The … Continue reading MoonWake, a Healing HeART
It started with an impulsive email I sent to three of several graduate students I advised. I wrote: Hey all of you, I have a silly and (not-so-crazy) idea. I just found out that the most musical grad students are all related to me. i think the universe tries to tell me something ;-)what do … Continue reading The Academic Medley
April is the National Poetry Month in Canada as well as in the US (and probably other places, too). This month, some 18 American contemporary writers chose to compose words that give voice to pictures . They have composed poems inspired by different artworks in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.* Fascinating!!! Echoing them, here is … Continue reading Words. Pictures. Voice.
Back in October, I was interviewed by Lisa Takahashi from the Jackson's Art. Not as a scholar, researcher, or professor, but as an artist. Below is an opening paragraph from the interview. Merlyna Lim won the People’s Choice Award in our Urban Sketching Competition back in July. Her sketch of Cadiz was an ambitious composition … Continue reading Artist Interview
//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js My scholarship brings me places. In the last fifteen years, since I published my first international journal article, I've been blessed with hundreds of invitations from many great and generous individuals all over the world that enable me to experience new places and cultures and, moreover, engage with diverse people. Traveling has become my middle … Continue reading #Scholartivism: Traveling professor-scholar-doodler
Is your dissertating student, co-author, book contributor, researcher, writer missing in action? This is a song for them. Or, this song is probably for yourself I think I just ruined my graduate students' break by sending them this song last week (with a note: I created this with you in mind ;D). PhD students, imagine … Continue reading Hello from your manuscript