Top
Title
harold sikkema

A Compendium of Books

The written word makes it possible to understand more deeply who you are and where you fit in the world. There are, of course, other means. We can also learn about ourselves and each other by telling stories around a...

The written word makes it poss...

Read More

A Strange Bird

This post is dedicated to my Mother, Coby Sikkema. Thanks mom! My parents recently returned from a trip to Europe. Dad brought back photos of cathedrals and monuments, along with stories of his Reformation heroes. Mom brought back pictures of alpine...

This post is dedicated to my M...

Read More

PeaceWeave

PeaceWeave is a collaboration with art students from McMaster's ART 2PG3: Contemporary Approaches to Painting. It was installed in July 2016 outside the President's Office in Gilmour Hall at McMaster University. The most delightful thing about these aluminum prints is that they are...

PeaceWeave is a collaboration ...

Read More

Blogging at BARC

I'm grateful, this July, to have been offered a guest-writer opportunity on the Bay Area Restoration Council blog. I was introduced to BARC by Steve Watts, who I met at Factory Media Centre back in May. The singing turtles of...

I'm grateful, this July, to ha...

Read More

Port Rates: Encountering the Face

The face is, in and of itself, visitation and transcendence. —Emmanuel Levinas For whom do the ethics of encounter count? If I take your picture, do you give it? When I face you, do I efface you? Do you design interfaces? What do I "take" in...

The face is, in and of itself,...

Read More

Self ease

Haters heap scorn on the selfie, lamenting this ubiquitous start-up genre as quintessentially narcissistic. But where's the fun in that? You have an immense capacity to love yourself. To be properly selfless, you have to be a little selfish. Shooting...

Haters heap scorn on the selfi...

Read More