Portrait of my father
black marker on bond paper
7 x 9 inches
Barbara Muir © 2010
Happy Birthday to my father, who died way too young. I found an
old journal of mine talking about his love of photography, and how
he bought himself the best equipment. I passed some of his gear
on to my older son, and to a neighbour who was studying photography
at Ryerson. My father's photography is amazing and does stand the test of time.
Girl smoking a chocolate cigarette
8 x 10 inches
W. W. Muir
One of my all time favourite
photos by my father.
He worked almost
black and white.
Chocolate cigarettes are not
cigarettes -- just candy.
And his art was also wonderful. I only have one piece, which is in our
front bedroom, and every time I look at it, I marvel at his talent, with
no instruction whatsoever. I wish he was here. He was a complicated
man, a harsh disciplinarian in our younger years, and a staunch
supporter of me and my art, and writing when I was starting out.
Have a loving your family day.