I started watching Requiem for a Dream last night. I feel that it’s an “enough said” type thing. Jared Leto and Jennifer Connelly sure do a good job in romanticizing drug use. They’re both good looking. Probably have cool friends. Until the end. Then it goes horribly wrong.

They’re both really “cool” actors. Like those kinds of people ironically who (maybe not JL) but JC shops at the coolest stores and is maybe even environmentally conscious. Buys eco-friendly clothes. Has opinions and boundaries. Kind of a yuppie, kind of easy to idolize.


By Afonso Abstract Art

Hello, my name is Kristina. I always knew I was a creative-type person but I just didn’t have a name for it in grade two. I grew up working in my dad's art gallery. After high school, I pursued art at Capilano University in Vancouver, BC; and from there, went onto obtain a bachelor of design with honours at the University of Alberta.

Kandinsky said, “it is evident therefore, that colour harmony must rest only on a corresponding vibration of the human soul.”

I make minimalist, gestural, abstract art. I aim for integrity; the only idea I follow is to be true and honest to my art. I hope that viewers feel a sense of freedom and austerity.

Typically, the material inspires me, followed closely by a compulsion to draw, which ends up leading me. Usually, I do not have a specific idea in mind. I do everything spontaneously, but not always, I have my considered portions. It’s never the same though. It’s unpredictable.

I love to work with oils and pencil. Watercolour is not far behind. Willow bark and conte are also in the top five.