Emily Carr–Victoria’s Georgia O’Keeffe

Emily Carr, the extraordinary modernist, lived in a house just catty corner from where I am staying at the James Bay Inn. In fact, she actually died in this very building, but I was reassured that her room was in what is now the pub, so I am unlikely to see her ghost on the second floor. CarrHouseEdited (photograph from the house’s website).

Carr dominates this terrain the way O’Keeffe does New Mexico–her images are everywhere. Last night I enjoyed a presentation on her work by Jacqueline Pearce, who has written two children’s books about the artist. We’ll be touring the house today, but I couldn’t resist a preview visit to the garden.

red peonies take
“no one else’s approach”
in this garden


totem poles decay
at the edge of sleep
lost dream

Cubist vision–
square pretty house, vertical


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