Wednesday, August 31, 2005

The Mount

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Practised Unseeing

Drawing is practised unseeing. As described by Derrida below, memory creates a link between hand and eye.

“a duel is established between the will to see everything and forget nothing and the faculty of memory, which has formed the habit of a lively absorption of general color and of silhouette, the arabesque of contour. An artist with a perfect sense of form but accustomed to relying above all on his memory and his imagination will find himself at the mercy of a riot of details all clamoring for justice with the fury of a mob in love with absolute equality all justice is trampled underfoot, all harmony sacrificed and destroyed”(Derrida 45)

Blind contour drawing harmonizes the hand with the eye, without the added confusion that one's memory and imagination often creates.

Montreal Skyline

Monday, August 29, 2005

Three Carriages

Sunday, August 28, 2005

New York Singer@ Zeke's

Carlos @ Santropol

Friday, August 26, 2005

Locusts, in time for the bug show?

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Parc Jean Mance

Homage to Richter - Stag

Wednesday, August 24, 2005


Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Le Palais de Justice


Monday, August 22, 2005

The Hookah Lounge, August 20th, 2005

Sunday, August 21, 2005

D-Rangers @ Casa de Popolo, Montreal

Saturday, August 20, 2005

Hair Pie Poetry @ Zeke's Gallery

Thursday, August 18, 2005

The Isiah Cecerilli Band, 2005


Tuesday, August 16, 2005

A Blind Contour Drawing of L'Hopital Notre Dame

L'Hopital Notre-Dame by James Culleton, 2005, pen on paper, 32cm x 48cm Posted by Picasa

Monday, August 15, 2005

Two Pen Cat Contour, 2005

Saturday, August 13, 2005

Montreal Doorway, 2005, by James Culleton

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Squirrel Posted by Picasa

Ottawa Parliament Building, 13.5" x 6", pen on paper, 2005 Posted by Picasa

Under the Bridge to Hull, 2005, 6" x 13.5", pen on paper, by James Culleton Posted by Picasa

Touching and Seeing

Contour drawing is the simultaneous expression of tactile form and visual form.

Monday, August 08, 2005

Flower Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Las Meninas(after Velasquez), 2005, pen on paper, 10" x 10" Posted by Picasa



Nothing is measured
to bring little in lots

Nothing is touched
for vapourous tones

Nothing is turned
if ready or not

Nothing is shaped
be it formal dissolve


The one and the many
of nothing engaged

The sun explodes
the divine scattered run

The colours, the colours!

The contours, the line,
and extension

From point to point
rages delicate
love and sin


The duty of lovers
the violence of loci

Let there be light
in the nothingness

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Circle of Bugs, 2003, pen on paper, 3 x 6, by James Culleton Posted by Picasa

Lilacs, 2005, pen on paper, 4 x 6, by James Culleton Posted by Picasa

Berri Building, 2005, pen on paper, 8 x 11 Posted by Picasa