Tuesday, September 27, 2016

heavy conversation

photos taken in Little Italy Montreal

A heavy conversation... hmmm... what could that be? What were Ed and Bob talking about in the back room? Lohbado heard funny sounds as he walked past the bedroom window facing the lane. Only embark on heavy conversation when it feels safe to do so. If the other person has a quick temper or becomes agitated and aggressive, say as little as possible, or try to steer the conversation into a safe direction. Avoid controversy, especially if the person has strong views and emotional attachment to them. Better to talk about celebrities, your favourite brand of beer or the weather.

Monday, September 26, 2016

loba determinism

click on picture to see video. Biological, economic, social causes and conditions shape one's character or path through life. This means it's pointless to become moralistic and react with strong emotions or habitual opinions. To make a wise decision, become as informed as possible about the multiplicity of factors involved, rather than lashing out. In everyday life, one has the sensation of being free and of making creative decisions. However, one's actions could be traced back to causes and conditions.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Kenneth in Little Italy

Yesterday Lohbado met with Brother Kenneth for a promenade and picnic in Little Italy. They enjoyed rye bread, sardines and cheddar cheese.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Tickledee Pink Castle

digital painting by Lohbado
Sara Bellini and Fukstin Brown fell in love in the boudoir spice pantry of Tickldee Pink Castle. A make belief system, shaped by DNA, sculpted through social economic conditioning and assumptions fell apart. The moment of contact cut through a thousand words. Oompa oompa oompa oompa a whole part of something, part of a part faster and faster the heart beat whee whoopee whee whopee. Shut off intellect. Never. Leave it on. Keep it on. Don't drown in careless impulse heart beat, breathing, restless motion, jitters, jumping, thump bump bang. The cage rattled as the canary leapt from trapeze to post.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

surgical painting

click on picture to see video. Lohbado does a video painting of surgical intervention on a cookie encased in acrylic paint on illustration board. With an ink syringe, he injected saffron water then scattered the dust to the four winds. During the ritual Lohbado contemplates the fragile yet robust nature of the human body.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

nature in the city

click on picture to see video. Even if one doesn't have the means to take a holiday in the country, one can enjoy nature in the city. Nature is a vibrant infinite force of the elements existing everywhere... trees, water, fire, rock, sky... Lohbado danced through the city. Even during moments of pain and suffering, it is possible to connect with vast and profound nature.

Monday, September 19, 2016

St Josephs Oratory Prayer Garden Montreal

statues from the stations of the cross

Lohbado went to the prayer garden to relax and contemplate the mysteries of existence. St Joseph's Oratory is a landmark in Montreal. The green dome of the basilica can be seen from a great distance. It was a hot sunny day, perfect for a moment of peace and calming the mind. Lohbado is grateful that such quiet places exist in the middle of the city. The prayer garden is a lush green area with statues depicting the stations of the cross, starting with the Garden of Gethsemane to the crucifixion. One walks up stairs and ends up at a beautiful fountain with a gold statue of a lamb, representing Jesus, or the lamb of God.