Friday, September 23, 2022

New Music Photeo "The Junk At My Cottage"

Michael Dworkind, aka Dworko, in "The Junk At My Cottage".
Watch it here

Today, September 23rd, 2022, I am thrilled to share my brand-new short musical film, “The Junk At My Cottage”! It is part 2 of my trilogy on Montreal sculptor and renaissance man, Dr. Michael Dworkind, aka “Dworko”. (Part 1 was "The Junk On My Roof from 2021. Watch it here.)

Michael, a dear friend, has three distinct passions: medicine, environmental activism and art.

This 5-minute ‘music photeo’ presents photos I have taken of some of the dozens of whimsical and fantastical sculptures made by Michael up at his wonderland-for-the-senses country cottage, Villa Miriam, up in the Laurentians, an hour north of Montreal.

These quirky sculptures are entirely composed of recycled and natural materials and represent a vivid peek into Michael’s endlessly creative soul. 

It’s Michael’s almost unbelievably varied and accomplished story that first attracted me... 

On the medical front, he was senior academic staff at Montreal's Jewish General Hospital and the Herzl Family Practice Centre and the founder and Director of the Palliative care training program for 30 years.

Now retired from hospital work, Michael serves at the Co-Founder and Medical Director of Santé Cannabis, the leading education and resource centre for the use of medical cannabis in Quebec. 

On the activist front, Dr. Dworkind won Nobel Peace Prizes in 2015 and 1985 as part of international physician groups working to abolish nuclear weapons.

It is as an artist, though, that Dworko finds true peace and tranquility. Whether it's at his home in NDG or on weekends and summer vacations up at Villa Miriam, he beautifies the world one recycled masterpiece at a time.

Watch “The Junk At My Cottage” and please share it with friends, family and fellow art lovers. 

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