Monday, December 31, 2007
"Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now."
A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Friday, December 14, 2007
Just a heads up...I am hanging new work at Frontera Grill / Topolobampo Restaurant next week.
This year the work was inspired by the staff trip to the Yucatan.
If you have a chance to get over there,
you could have a great meal and see some wonderful artwork from Rick Bayless's personal collection.
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Had my first show in Chelsea, New York City at Paula Barr's Gallery.
It was well attended and fun to be part of the Thursday night gallery opening scene.
New York is so beautiful this time of year.
Had an opportunity to visit MOMA. Saw the Marvin Puryear exbibit which was beautiful and striking.
Also visited the New Photography 2007 exhibit showing the work of
Tanyth Berkeley, Scott McFarland and Berni Searle. I found Berni Searle's (South African) work to be original and haunting. She takes family photographs and transfers the silhouette onto crepe paper.
The crepe paper image is then immersed in water and starts to "bleed." The series is called "About to Forget" and is about the memory of her family.
And then there is the subway...so crowded (as were the streets) but lively.
On a final note, I picked up Nobel Lectures from a fabulous book store. I was drawn to the book because I really liked Wislawa Symborska's (have it on my website) lecture.
On the back of the book there is a quote from Orhan Pamuk.
"For me, to be a writer is to acknowledge the secret wounds that we carry inside us, the wounds so secret that we ourselves are barely aware of them, and to patiently explore them, know them, illuminate them, to own these pains and wounds, and to make them a conscious part of our spirits and our writing." The full text is available on the internet.