Archive for February 20th, 2023


Lawren Harris- Isolation Peak, 1930

Every work of art which really moves us is in some degree a revelation: it changes us.

–Lawren Harris

Need to get right to work this morning so thought I’d share something from a favorite of mine, the late painter Lawren Harris. I am including a piece of music inspired by his paintings, Lawren S. Harris Suite for Piano Quintet, from composer Stephen Chatman. It is performed by pianist Sara Davis Buechner. This particular piece is inspired by the painting above, Isolation Peak. which is a distant view of Mont des Poilus in Yoho National Park, Alberta.

It’s always interesting to see how the work of artists is inspired by the work of those who work in other mediums. How many paintings have been inspired by pieces of music or how many pieces of music risen from seeing a film or dance?  I think this goes back to the Harris quote at the top. We are changed by art that moves us and that inevitably change shows up somehow in our own world and work.

And that’s a good thing…

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