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J Walters

I curate visual arts under The Art Junkie banner

But this snow wasn’t cold!

Visionary photographer William Notman (1826–1891) owed his early fame to portraits in snowy settings typical of Canada’s winters, shot entirely in studio! What did he use for snow? Lambswool, salt and paint. (So different from what the continent is going through this week.)

Gretel Boose: A dose of wonder

Ceramic sculptor Gretel Boose remains one of my all-time favourites. She’s been posting process shots on Instagram recently, as she readies for a studio tour in Uxbridge, Ontario.  Learn more about her work on a previous Art Junkie post, here. More of the work of Gretel Boose on 

Origami: Gonzalo Garcia Calvo

If you’re an origami aficionado, you need to see these works by Madrid-based Gonzalo Garcia Calvo. He makes the intricate, folded animals and objects when he isn’t working his regular gigs as a musician. (Note the violin and grand piano that are part of his portfolio.)