Wednesday, December 13, 2006


Breakdancing Godzilla

I am so excited! One of my favorite artists, Emily Carr (1871-1945) had a pet monkey named Woo. At long last, someone has written a book about Woo. Woo Hoo!

Emily was, I guess you could say, a Canadian Expressionist. She never married, and was an artist and writer who ventured alone (except for Woo and some of her dogs) to camp in the wild forests of British Columbia, where she painted passionate portraits of nature and the totem poles of the first peoples of the Northwest Coast. This was around the turn of the century when women were supposed to be at home living some kind of proper life. But not Emily! At left is her portrait of Woo, who was apparently dressed for some fun!

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