Planned a collage for #233
Had lunch with George, we talked a lot of art. He is now doing the 14 stations of the cross, abstract, acrylic. Makes sense as he is a Christian Atheist. (Which reminded me that Llew Summers has done sculptures for the Catholic Church here in Christchurch – must go and see them.)
Caught up with Edward and we jointly signed “Just as you are” and he has a great art plan on that theme, which I won’t reveal here – Edward, do it!!
Then I went to the Local Christchurch Art Gallery:
The Giacometti which I have seen, is still on but I did not go there – saw a few other things which inspired me, more on that later as I do some sketches & I’ll attribute the inspirations. AND did sketch #253, which I will post up in the next post. It is a bit of a hoot, as it is a rubbing, not a digital sketch! Not even really my work, but what are rules for?
Followed by a movie on Picasso,
Picasso: Magic, Sex and Death
Three short films in which John Richardson, Picassoâ€™s friend and biographer, sets the record straight about one of the 20th centuryâ€™s greatest artists. (156 minutes)
Interesting & inspiring, good to see so much of his work, the main thing I got from it was that he saw himself as a shaman, and his art as voodoo magic. Now there is a thought, talk about conceptual art. Its not so alien, as I figure this thing here as alchemy. First mooted in this post. In that post too is the question I live with “What does Thousand Sketches want?”
Today I heard something loud & clear from the project, a realisation… but I am keeping quiet for now. It was a private conversation.