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Tavis Lea
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A Petropunk Manifesto

Canadian art, as it is academically addressed, inevitably relates to the landscape paintings of the Group of Seven, who intrinsically tied our national identities to the wilderness and the land.  Being from Sarnia, Ontario, where forty percent of the Canadian petrochemical industry is clustered in an area known as Chemical Valley, the idea of exploiting the landscape as a commodity is inherently connected with the types of labor that emerged from the discovery of oil during the…


Posted on January 6, 2014 at 9:00pm

Lecture on Nothing

“There are two ways to live: You can live as if nothing is a miracle: You can live as if everything is a miracle.”

-Albert Einstein.

Nothing is a miracle. Nothing first dawned on me during a debate with some friends regarding the existence of God, while we walked home from the bar with our heads tilted to the stars. One of my friends gestured up saying, “how can something come from nothing.” I don't understand the relevance in justifying the existence of a God who has no cause, who… Continue

Posted on January 22, 2010 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

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At 4:51pm on February 9, 2010, Sam Shahsahabi said…
i really enjoyed your music
At 9:27am on February 8, 2010, aaron veldstra said…
word up dude. you should check out this Russian animation i found the other night. Its totally trippy, there is a monster in it that continually morphs.

Wow, a talking fish!
At 10:28am on October 22, 2009, ray atwood said…
Hey Tav, read the article. Can see what you mean, although I think I have heard you say it better. I loved certain segments, "He refuses the notion of abstract painting since he does not accept any limitation in art" and many others. I was enjoying a coffee this morning while taking a cyber space saunter across Tapies works, his surfaces are biking down a hill with no brakes exciting. Want to start on some work and material explorations as soon as possible. Give me a call if you need a slice of big paper. Cheers
At 10:39pm on October 21, 2009, Tavis Lea added a gift to their profile…
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