Tereza thank you for posting so regularly - here is an updated view of the studio. Getting my hand and eye and heart and mind to practice together again. Until soon xo
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
after observing my children's growth, i realize the term grow-up is a complete misnomer- we do not grow- up, in the vertical sense. It is more growing out somewhere from the area around the belly button- we grow from a seed at that area, out in all directions, filling our form, with the help of kicking our legs and arms outward.
i'm not sure how significant this is as yet but it does change directionality or the idea of linear directionality. Our thinking therefore also follows this in-the-round movement, kind of like rings in a tree. again the significance of this escapes me due to lack of sleep, but it may inspire some thoughts in you.
Friday, November 22, 2013
All the while it has been right in front of me and I've wanted to work like this for a very long time. How simple and yet to me so profound. I can't thank you enough. It incorporates the movement that I need to rock Jonas, while I work. Plus, how fun! I remember Claire asking what would I paint if I could paint anything- my immediate response was Trees. The drawing is made so naturally and inspired by the lines I see on my daily walks picking up Alenka. Of course I am at the beginning of this kind of exploration. But I'm so excited!
Portrait is roughly 2 feet by 3 and a half feet
It's changes throughout the day and is interesting in dusk and early morning.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Friday, November 15, 2013
the following will be sent to 5th Annual Drawing Discourse- (I find discourse interesting in that it is talks of something verbal, where as drawing of course is out of that system.)
touch happens between two
How subtle can it be and still speak?
reality in the projection
I am the blend
I need to find the right size and the right quality of print to print these.
Any thoughts about that?
Thursday, November 14, 2013
The links to the every day are so strong. I see some work or read a text and there it appears all around me...
with Jamie Emerick's Drawing attention to the peripheral
and reading The Painted Kiss this morning,
"It is only when she is standing across the room, when she is talking to someone else,
pretending not to look at him but tracking his movements with her peripheral vision; it is only from this distance that he knows her fully." (speaking of Gustav Klimt and his lover.)
I love witnessing life's connections.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
In thinking about thirdness- especially in trauma. For the victim to ask WHY? And for the perpetrator to really, truly empathize.
They Could Have Been My Grandparents
Paper molds taken from the casts of my grandparent soaps
Watercolor, ink and marker on paper and wall
Pattern using Impressions of a Pressure Cooker, Nails and Ball Bearings (in process)
Graphite, ink and watercolor on wall
Portraits, Sitting With
Floating on individual papers (roughly 8"x8") stuck to wall
Each of us has some ingrained and learned patterns/habbits.
Some we even pass on to our children and grandchildren.
What are natural patterns? What are man-made patterns?
In processing the Boston Marathon Bombing
-nails, debris, around a pressure cooker (pressed into wall)
-on wall, supported by a certain structure, that of the wall, the building (a representation of one’s thinking)