and makes visible our profounder longings.
...the orange chair has been with me for a decade and some.
It is a dear old friend because of the memories buried deep in its grain, in the layers of paint.
mike labrie had it first...back in 1995
after mike died l received the chair, well the orange chair and his sewing machine.
the chair still stands, the sewing machine still sews
...years later while wandering around the streets of victoria l heard some shouting
crossing the street l find Alister sitting cross legged on the sidewalk
I asked him what he was shouting about...
I did a painting of Alister ("alister starbuck and his book of revelations")
Near the bottom left l put a color print of the orange chair.
I ran into alister a year or so later and he asked me why l put a picture of a chair in the painting.
"...a place for you to sit" l told him
the chair sits in our kitchen now, every now and then l am reminded of its power.
"Places which are comfortable are comfortable because
they have no inner contradictions,
because there is no little restlessness
(timeless way of building)