Author Archives: Michelle LaRiviere

About Michelle LaRiviere

Michelle is a multidisciplinary artist, writer, and Reiki Master currently based in Windsor, Ontario. She has exhibited internationally, and her practice includes traditional as well as digital media. Michelle has a background in education and is a member of the Ontario College of Teachers. Her long-time interest in holistic healing led to her recent certifications in Reiki and AromaTouch Technique massage.

The White Umbrella: Imitators in the Long Shadows of Cultural Appropriation

The backstory: Toronto artist, Amanda PL, has been called out for cultural appropriation and plagiarism. Widespread outrage within First Nations and artistic communities resulted in the cancellation of her upcoming exhibition. To make matters worse, a video was released where … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Article, Essays, News, Politics, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Runes

“The real voyage of discovery consists, not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.“  Marcel Proust In 1983, my boyfriend gave me a set of Viking Runes. By that time we were a few years into our relationship, and … Continue reading

Posted in Anecdotes, Art, Article, Essays, Personal, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Still Standing

Sometimes we get knocked down. For a while. We lay there, supine, gazing at the world with hazy longing while an invisible anvil pins us to the bottom of an indifferent river. An eternity ticks by in slowww-motion, tick, tick, … Continue reading

Posted in Anecdotes, Essays, Personal, Photography, Poetry, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments