August 15, 2017

It wasn’t ten minutes after the successful completion of my MFA thesis defense at OCADUthat I had professors and advisors asking me, “Now what?”.  I could feel my eyes go wide and my jaw drop as I didn’t expect this from my academic and artistic peers.  This is the type of question you get from the worried parents or the post-secondary naysayers who don’t believe that an arts degree will get you anywhere. I answer...

May 19, 2017

So what do the Beach Boys have to do with the early textile trade?  Absolutely nothing other than they have been around for a long time and whether you love them or not, they continue to have global affect.

One of the cities which ended up having a great affect on global trade in the late 1400's was the "Andalusian city of Seville, located fifty-four miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean. [...] The hub of the S...

May 2, 2017

Or should I say Islamic Spain?  During the Italian Renaissance, the Iberian Peninsula, which is now Portugal, Spain and Andorra, was very much Islamic territory. Moors, Muslims who resided in this area during the Middle Ages, " who were initially  [...] Berber and Arab peoples from North Africa" (1) have been said to live in harmony with a large Jewish population until Christendom entered the area with an iron han...

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