Vitruvian Man and Woman
On the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci who died on May 2nd 1519.
“If you set your legs so far apart as to take a fourteenth part from your height, and you open and raise your arms until you touch the line of the crown of the head with your middle fingers, you must know that the centre of the circle formed by the extremities of the out-stretched limbs will be the navel, and the space between the legs will form an equilateral triangle”
on Human Proportions from the Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci
“The age as it flies glides secretly and deceives one and another; nothing is more fleeting than the years, but he who sows virtue reaps honour”
on Phlosophy from the Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci
Compassion, strength, comfort, and humility:
true leadership for the leaders of the world to learn from.
Fisherman’s Wharf, The Painting
Beginning the new year today feeling a little abstracted
As we say farewell to the old year and welcome in the new, remembering one of this year’s glorious moments. Thank you Tessa and Scott 🇨🇦
Happy New Year everyone.
Merry Xmas to one and all.
Antigua study I – 29.11.18 – water-colour/pen and ink
Four years ago I posted about the charitable organization Heath for Humanity and the great work of their surgical missions over many years to Antigua, Guatemala. The post included a video presentation of theirs for those of you who would like to learn more about them, and you can visit their website here: h4h. Earlier this month I had the privilege of joining them for a week, working with wonderful dedicated colleagues who were making a real difference to the lives of so many; heroes all.
Here are a few of my memorable images from Antigua which include the dazzling yellows of the iconic Arco de Santa Catalina, the colourful pastels of the buildings and the Fuego volcano in the distance, which erupted once again just over a week ago.
Cenotaph, Victory Square, Vancouver
Lest we forget.
Toledo 7.11.18 water-colour/pen and ink 4″x6″