This painting revisits an image I have used for artistic inspiration before, but on a much larger scale. It is of two Xhosa masks I shot in South Africa on my first big international trip in 2010. The trip sparked a love of travel and I find myself continuously coming back to these masks as a symbol of that passion. It was an interesting exercise to repaint the same subject matter so many years apart and seeing the evolution of style. The way I see things and the art I like has matured since I first approached the subject. Here’s to continued artistic growth. Eternal Sleep 2 Acrylic on Canvas 6’x3’
Come Il Cielo (Like the Sky), sculpted and bronzed in Pietrasanta, Italy as part of a Sculpt Italy course.
A detailed blog post about the experience is coming soon.
On site photos by Simon DesRochers.
A century ago, Einstein achieved his long-sought theory of gravitation, the General Theory of Relativity, by publically debuting it during presentations to the Prussian Academy in November 1915. A seminal text, this paper led to a scientific revolution that forever changed our understanding of the universe.
To celebrate the achievements of the 20th century’s greatest philosopher-scientist, the Rotman Institute of Philosophy launched Einstein @ Rotman 2015, a year-long program of activities for both scholars and the general public, centred around the successes and enduring mysteries of Einstein’s ideas. The inaugural lecture, Gravity, Geometry, Philosophy: 100 Years in Einstein’s Universe, was delivered by DiSalle in March.
The series set out for people to gain an appreciation of Einstein from many vantage points.
An experimental project for Cirque Du Soleil. This performance is a dramatic tale of the fall and rebirth of mankind. It displays the self-destructive nature of humans as they lead themselves to near extinction through their greed, envy, lust and pride. As the human civilization crumbles and nearly destroys the world, nothing is left in the ashes but a few burning embers of hope. Their raw survival instincts prevail and a rebirth of mankind in its most basic form and beauty is portrayed.
'A masterpiece every week.' Illustration done as part of a Western News house ad campaign.