Wednesday, 27 February 2013
I have to put this onto my blog. I heard about this Venezulean artist, Saras Feijoo, via the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, where I am currently doing an evening class. Hers is an inspiring, lively and courageous story. She has travelled widely and is now living and working in Edinburgh.
I like the quote on her home page: ‘Surely all art is the result of one's having been in danger, of having gone through an experience all the way to the end, to where no one can go any further’. (Rainer M Rilke)
Thursday, 21 February 2013
|Rudolf Steiner Blackboard drawing|
"Beuys believed everybody was an artist, he once said “every sphere of human activity, even peeling a potato can be a work of art as long as it is a conscious act.” The idea being that every decision you make should be thought out and attempt to make or contribute to a work of art which in the end is society. Individuality and well educated decisions are promoted in the person while the government is made of those decisions put into referendums. This point of view invites followers to humble themselves by realizing that they are an important part of a whole not only an individual."
I have a long way to go before I grasp more fully what Beuys, and for that matter Steiner were saying, but I have begun to understand it intuitively through my work on the litho stone, which is currently linking techniques of print making with my experience of and passion for textiles..
Monday, 18 February 2013
|Working drawing by Masae Bamba|
|Diana Hand's interpretation on lithographic stone|
I like the fact that it is a diagram and an attempt to work out a practical method of, in this case, stitching cloth. I am interested in these kind of images after my reading of Christopher Alexander and his "constructive diagrams" (see my new blog "Thinking it". for more on this)
Sunday, 17 February 2013
Two years ago I did an excellent screen printing course with Joanna (click to see her website), at her workshop in Glasgow. Highly recommended for her great care, knowledge and skill, and also her complete dedication. I was very thrilled to see that the work I did that week had been included in her brochure.