A walk out on my mountain after our first rain of the season. Images and audio, today November 22, 2018.
A bit of musing about what's next in my creative process.
The image above was taken July 25, 2018, during a night photo shoot. Today, after walking I sat in the studio and listened to Katie Paterson's Interview from Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark. You can hear more about this here:
Today is October 8 and for #Octaver2018 I am posting three women that influenced my life.
Listen to my news about an article coming out, my new small work, the Refugee series and some new music I just discovered.
I have a bird's nest in my yard, it's on top of the electrical recepticle. Today I took my 35mm to the window to document the new baby(ies). I saw the little fledgling, and the mama and papa. The image of the mama and papa didn't come out to great. I didn't want to stay too long and disrupt or create concern. Nature at it's best, right in my own backyard. Then I meander into the studio to look at last nights work.
Mama and Papa intently looking down at me from high above. Making sure baby is safe.
Proud Mama. Notice the difference in the nest and how they built up the sides for when the baby was born.
Two updated photos from works in progress.
Yes, I know it's stupid to show my in progress uglies, but it is all in the process of making a painting. Rutenberg even says that about himself showing us his unfinished work. So warts and all, here's where I am. I realized the history of the work is what's important to me. Why it comes into being, where it goes, the journey to a completed piece.
I woke this morning to a question from a friend on an audio site, Limor, about what I hoped people would get from my series. I speak about my intentions in my work and attempt an answer. The question I received on my audiocast last night. “@robbinmilne What do you hope people feel or experience when they look at the series?”
Below is the video that shows my process, photographs and paintings
I am doing daily work for at least the month of June. Along with that, I am participating in a daily audio blog #audiomo with the focus on my paint/drawing process. Today's post covers the first of three works, with a 30 minute narration as I create these. Please tune in either at itunes, anchor dot fm, soundcloud to hear the full commentary on my process.
Per Kirkeby, Danish Painter passed yesterday. It's hit me hard. Not sure that I thought he'd be here forever or that I'd ever meet him myself, but it feels like a family member left the universe.
He has given so much to me in just viewing his work. I was lucky enough to view a huge retrospective of his work while I was in Denmark for my artist residency in 2015. At the time, I had just learned that he had publicly announced his end to painting, he had suffered a stroke. That made me sad at the time, and anxious. I did a few drawings while in Denmark around my thoughts of Kirkeby and painting, or giving it up.
Now he's gone, leaving quite a legacy. One of the most prolific living artists I've discovered.
I will still look to his work to discover more and more about painting. Reading his writings has been quite an eye opener for me, I have just the one book translated from Danish, and will look for more.