An interesting take on perception and drawing as a practice. More here from Patrick Tresset at http://patricktresset.com/of-installations/
He makes it look easy. Oh, it’s not.
I am smitten with the meditative and performative quality of this type of work. When I make work like this – site based, body based, working with natural materials – I feel most at home in my skin.
As an artist especially.
Thanks for the reminder, Adrian Gray.
One of the hats I wear in my professional life is that of board member for Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC. Our role in the province is to provide information and professional development opportunities to visual artists, and to advocate on behalf of visual artists for programs and policies that improve the socio-economic position of visual artists at various stages in their careers. We are the provincial affiliate for CARFAC National; so that means our members have access to the tools and support that CARFAC can provide as well.
Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC has a new project launching soon – called DRAW MORE INCOME – and I wanted to spread the word a bit about it, because I think it’s particularly important to be having conversations about the economic position of visual artists in Alberta right now – AND about the vital contribution art & culture make to the economy of the province and the country.
So … this is an open invitation to all the visual creatives out there: the artists, the illustrators, the new media artists, the graphic designers, the photographers, the printmakers …
Tell Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC how you Draw More Income.
- What are the difficulties you face in improving your income from your practice?
- What strategies and ideas are you trying for making your creative life work better?
- Are there NEW methods you are developing or trying out?
- What would your practice look like if you were able to draw more income from it?
- How would that change your work and personal life?
And – because we all work visually in some way – it would be really great if you’d share a little drawing or sketch or comment that represents your struggles and/or successes! There are picture-frame postcards just waiting for you to work on – and these will be gathered and posted in our community space attached to the office in Edmonton for the next 3 months.
I hope you make your voice heard!
This morning offered a landscape rimed with frost.
The mundane and usually overlooked things that surround us, flung into high relief, augmented.
A moment in which things as they are become something more – at least for a little while.
Warm enough (just) for pulling gloves off, grabbing the phone and capturing a moment or two.
Those chance meetings between the dailiness of getting from here to there, and moments of extraordinary loveliness.
… some frost drawings from the day, courtesy back alley weeds and a pickup truck tailgate.
I’ve been thinking a great deal about drawing lately (perhaps because I haven’t had much time to do any, and I miss it!)
But more’s to the point: I have always been captivated by the connection between drawing and sculpture, the direct way in which the hand works to inscribe volume, line, and edge in both.
In my practice, I understand drawing and sculpture not as separate ‘disciplines’ at all … they are much more fluid, intermingled for me.
So. I thought I’d pass this on: a beautiful video of birds in flight, that to my mind, at least, captures some of the essence of what I understand (and love) about both drawing and sculpture … and some video work for that matter!
I hope you enjoy it … it rewards a FULL viewing. What happens at about the 7 minute mark is glorious.
Kudos to Dennis Hlynsky for sharing this!