Patti Friday
Writer + Photographer 
The Words + Art of the Everyday

Reporting from The Art Dept inside the International Embassy of Ideas

b. 1959
Made in Canada
(Ottawa, ON)

"One day that’s all we’ll be: A Photo" 
- Bill Shapiro, Life Magazine

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Artist Statement:

My works of art are visual records of the adventures that capture my daydreams and personal landscapes. I explore my surroundings with a candid, cinematic and emotional approach. I live life and photograph it. Documenting the present that may hold a code to the past and predictions for the future in one sliver of time. The photographic, abstract and folkloric storyboards coloured in my mind are filled with questions about sensuality, nature and the cultural mosaic of Canada. I want the viewer to experience unexpected picturesque chapters of imagined narratives with a sense of disorientation and ambiguity. Everything is interesting to me. That’s what I'm documenting, expressing and archiving.

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is 'evergreen';
still relevant, popular & enduring.
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- Patti Friday, Writer + Editor

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Make art. Because everything else is temporary. - Jann Arden

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My Words for 2021


The neuroscientist and author 
David Eagleman has written 
that we all die three deaths: 

“The first is when the body ceases to function. 
The second is when the body is consigned to the grave. 
The third is that moment, sometime in the future, 
when your name is spoken for the last time.” 
I would say there’s a fourth: 
the moment the last remaining picture of you 
is seen for the final time. 
Photographs not only remind me 
of this delicate thing 
we run both toward and away from 
— time — 
but they also hold something else. 
The humbling, steadying truth that, 
one day, that’s all we’ll be: 
a photo.

- Bill Shapiro, Life Magazine

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