Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Monday, April 27, 2015
female energy is "drawing in" or centripetal
the centripetal force is irresistible, it is so powerful
a mother has this kind of energy
others want to be around this kind of energy and are acutely aware when it is gone
the earth's energy comes up through the feet
Navajo women wear skirts because this increases the body's access to earth's energy
(this is a note found in an old journal)
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Monday, April 20, 2015
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Saturday, April 18, 2015
the passage from the profane to the sacred
from the outer to the inner
to the new world
the line of meeting of the natural and the super natural
threshold symbols are:
sinking in water
entering a dark forest
Friday, April 17, 2015
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Not the other way around. (starting from order, hoping to introduce chance).
How to teach this?
Can I teach this?
answer from Ben Shahn artist
It is not a built-in. Intuition is not something with which one is born. Intuition in art actually is the result of long prolonged tuition."
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
It's not afterwards.
It's not because of a good review.
It has to do with ideas coming together to somehow make this greater whole where everything becomes clear.
It's quite a strange experience.
I think many artists would say there is a moment when that happens, in whatever medium they're working, and when it is a really good piece of art, it can also give that experience to the viewer.
quote from mike nelson interview in border crossings
Monday, April 13, 2015
To allow that play within a tight structure is a good thing.
That's the art.
You're being delivered an idea through a language of formal beauty.
That sort of alchemy or magic comes through the act of looking.
Through looking you get this emphatic sense.
Mike Nelson - artist
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Friday, April 10, 2015
I keep embroidering until the work tells me it is complete.
Embroidering is like a prayer. It brought me in touch with my spiritual self, my truest self and connected me to a power beyond."
images are contemporary embroideries from south Africa.
text is by Ranjith Raman from India, who was profiled in summer 2014 Embroidery magazine