Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Curtis Santiago's Reverse Homesteading
I met Curtis Santiago last summer in Calgary at the Sled Island Festival. He played at set at the closing party, and even through my five day hangover haze, I remembered his story about Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun taking him on as an an apprentice in part because of his colourful shoes. He pulled a ring case from his pocket and showed me a little bit of what he'd done on the inside. It didn't knock my block off, but the images he sent me today sure did. Lawrence must have seen a lot in those shoes.
Curtis has pulled up roots from Vancouver and re-located to Toronto, where I'm sure, judging by his really nice paintings, he'll do just fine.
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