Ian creates it like it is

Not really a rant this time – rather, I would like to tell you about my recent discovery and introduce you to Ian Kochberg, an award-winning Canadian artist and master printmaker. After over 40 years in the Toronto area, the Kochbergs have recently relocated their home studio and gallery to Springwater, Ontario, just outside of Barrie where I live.

We have visited the Kochberg’s new digs and their display of pre-renaissance printing equipment, inks and original art throughout a beautiful new home was all so stunning. In many pieces we found a strong connection between the art and music.

[Drum roll…] Below is my discovery, a sample of Ian’s work. Check out what it says!

So many cool things about this piece

All so serendipitous,

  • I discovered this print only after receiving an email from the artist’s wife, announcing his new web site;
  • I visited the web site and what caught my eye was a section called Musical Themes;
  • Music is my cup of tea, and one of Ian’s pieces depicts a 14th Century European musical notation;
  • I could read this notation and it is actually the first 8 notes of the song “Que Sera, Sera (What Ever Will Be Will Be)“;
  • Think about my site title, “It is what it is” vis a vis “What ever will be will be“, which puts that title into the future tense!

You may have heard Doris Day’s pop song from 1955…

Don’t you think my little discovery is rather amazing? – Discovering almost by accident Kochberg’s rather catchy piece of musical art and that it ties in with the title of my site? Ok, now I’m ranting.

Here is a link to Ian’s beautiful new website: https://iankochberg.com/




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