Watch the Weaving

November 11th, 2007

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Sometimes we weave & sometimes watch the weaving. This is a return too to Stripes, one of the prints in the Allen Gallery in New York.

Lenticular Worlds

November 11th, 2007

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Red Light

November 11th, 2007

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Red Light

November 11th, 2007

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Maurice Bucke

November 11th, 2007

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Maurice Bucke was the psychologist who came up with the words cosmic consciousness. Ok, corny now, but it paved the way I think for things to come.

Wikipedia

His connection with an equally bearded Walt Whitman is in the movie Beautiful Dreamers but probably not worth watching!

It is easy to go too flowery and too cosmic for our taste. Keep it simple.

Dreaming

November 11th, 2007

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I dreamt the sky and the earth were dreaming about their love.

Concentric Currents

November 11th, 2007

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An Approaching Singularity

November 11th, 2007

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Black Distensions

November 11th, 2007

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Reckless Attraction

November 11th, 2007

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Playful Intent

November 11th, 2007

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Churning Movement at the Core

November 11th, 2007

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Contemplating One

November 11th, 2007

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One thing leads to another. One of the hopes I have as the project comes to a close is that I will have a sense of unity. Yet I shun that too, I want to honour all the inner pulls and to go in all directions. But that war is tiring and brutal at times. One strong direction for me that has emerged and that is promising as a unifier is earth. I do hills and plants and crosses that symbolise the sacred of the here-and-now of earth. That focus has emerged, and I am pleased to notice it, make a new category. During the life of the project I have applied a maxim: Enhance what emerges. So to build on the earth theme I looked at blogs and articles on sacred earth and sketched moments that appealed and found titles inspired by the musings.

Subway Crows

November 11th, 2007

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Completing one I began in New York. These are bronzsz just casually placed in the subway. I don’t know the artist, if someone does please let me know. Tiny sculptures are easy to stumble upon in the New York subways, wonderful!

Gracefield

November 11th, 2007

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Home, looking out of my office window.

Mood

November 11th, 2007

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This one reveals a mood! I did this a few days ago when my PC was attacking me. I thought of calling this one Cariflower the shark plant.

Mood

November 11th, 2007

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These next two are a return as well, to a batch I did early on, at the time of the “Launch” in November 2006.

Mt Pete

November 11th, 2007

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I am at Vic’s café in Christchurch. Pleased to be working on my blog at the end of my sabbatical. I have a few to post up! A few of the ones I am posting, perhaps all of them, are on the theme of Return. I am coming to the end of my project, hence returning to work, to normal, to the familiar. Mt Pete is familiar, we see it from the other side of our house, its moods never the same.

Manuka

November 8th, 2007

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I am playing more deliberately with a return to earlier sketches.

Action

November 8th, 2007

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Action

November 8th, 2007

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This is another in the Incantation series. 11. (I am) (taking action)

I thought of green for go, but it is red for action in my world, as the next one shows. This is the “inverse”.

Original post about this series.

Up

November 8th, 2007

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Back Up. The disk failures have not been in vane. I now have a backup system par none. I am enjoying the word too… up. Up. Better than a back down.

If you are interested in my backup strategy, read on.

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Back

November 8th, 2007

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Back from not being able to use my Tablet for a week. Back from working on the exhibition. Back online.

Wayne Thiebaud in his talk (see earlier post) spoke about the way letters as much as the human figure had lines, spaces and form that could be explored.

Forget-me-not

November 8th, 2007

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Native Clematis

November 8th, 2007

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Broadleaf & Totata

November 8th, 2007

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Kowhai

November 8th, 2007

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I am posting on the 8th November – but these were done almost a week ago at Mt. Lyford. Since then the exhibit has gone up and we had a good opening night!

The year of sketching is coming to a close and one thing on my mind in this last leg is to return. Return in many ways, to the earlier sketches, and to normal life!

Here is an earlier Kowhai.
From about a year ago.

Shark

November 8th, 2007

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I dreamt a woman artist had collaborated with two older men, one did the background the other some frame setting. The woman was to draw in a shark, or was it carp? This was about 20 years ago and she had never completed the project. The men were now dead and famous, the picture would be worth millions, so I encouraged her to add the fish! It is not too late. She did.

Projects!

November 3rd, 2007

I did not know it when I caught the bug in August last year, but projects is something artists do. Paintings do not exist in a vacuum, they belong to a body of work consciously or unconsciously. Van Gogh’s Sunflowers, Monet’s ponds…

Discussion about projects follow, links to David Lynch mp3.

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Backup

November 2nd, 2007

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