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A long life to be always longing
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  • Canada
  • Deviant for 18 years
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My Bio
Current Residence: Torontonio
Operating System: cheese and crackers
MP3 player of choice: I doubt anyone cares about my MP3 player
Shell of choice: I...like....albalone shells....
Skin of choice: Seal and beaver
Favourite cartoon character: Princess Mononoke

Favourite Visual Artist
Rebecca Belmore
Favourite Writers
Neil Gaiman, Ursula Le Guin, ... , ..
Favourite Games
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Favourite Gaming Platform
Forest
Tools of the Trade
fibre, pigment, plywood, paints and pens and paper
Other Interests
Time travel.

Herd a call within a call

Herd a call within a call

It's been a few years since I came to deviant art.  In that time, I went from being focused on conceptual sculpture, public installation, and fiber arts, to graduating from school and being really broke, moving to Nunavut, and finally deciding being a broke ass artist is shit and I should just be a social worker.  Plus, I want to move somewhere closer to the land.  As a result of all these changes, my approach to art making is more in line with "art therapy" or emotional expression, though arts and advocacy and community art has a place in my heart.  I'm becoming more out of touch with the institution of fine art, even after moving back to On
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In the field behind the cages

In the field behind the cages

Well hello there deviantart journal. Let's talk about art.  Let's talk about making art.  I went through a slump about a year long.  I never stopped experimenting, and I didn't stop producing, I just lost the motivation to finish things.  And I started some pretty major pieces and lost the motivation to finish them, then started other things that didn't count for much.  And I lost that thing that allows me to be totally enmeshed with my ideas. And I read something about a Zen monk who stared at a wal for ten years to show his dedication.  And I thought, fuck Maura, you gotta show your dedication to your work, and defeat these unhealthy conn
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Nuit Blanche

Nuit Blanche

I take back what I said last entry, Toronto does have good art.  Nuit Blanche was awesome!  I went from 7 to 7, and didn't manage to see everything, and left overwhelmed and exhausted, and so happy.  The last thing I went to see was Rebecca Belmore's piece, it was a strong piece but I couldn't handle it in the wee hours in the morning.  I was so exhausted I almost cried, but not because of the piece, more because I was having trouble thinking so I felt like a boob. My highlights were: Roy and Silo's gay devorce Nicholas and Sheila Pye's video's at OCAD Hold That Thought Rebecca Belmore & Osvaldo Yero Confinement of the Intellect might h
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Good to see you here. Ive always appreciated the parts of your journey that you have made visible.

I'm thinking of trying to reconnect with this place myself.

I am intrigued by your Nunavut experience.

Salutations!
Fionabus Digital Artist
Maura Maura Maura.... Update your deviant........
I hate the sounds that computer fan sound. I have to leave now.
stigmatattooProfessional Traditional Artist
+buy a liquid-coolant system and come back, k? +
Woah. They're glass. They look like sad fragile glass balloons. It makes me laugh but it's not funny...

I just did an installation with hand-made balloons, me and 2 other people attached them to ourselves and wore black. Their was black confetti and a city scape. I need a picture. Anyways, the piece was similar but not as strong.