April 16, 2013

I am going to dedicate my show to Kate.

My work has been always about place through memory and remembrance.  Pouch Cove has been the site of enquiry for self-discovery.  Pouch Cove has allowed me to feel what is like to belong. Stories have the power to bring us to the traditional ways of seeing, knowing and remembering.

Herb, Shirley, David, Ted and others here in Pouch Cove always talk about the old days and the hardship.  It  is not that they want to go back to the hard time, but to hold on to the feeling of "good time" that came out of it.  Herb would say to me, "We were poor, but we were happy.  Those were the good time".

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