Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Dolf James and Christina Foard initiated ImaginationSquared: The Creative Response Experiment during one of their monthly critique sessions. In Dolf's studio there are gessoed boxes lying around for use in his sculpture. Christina suggested each artist that visits be encouraged to paint a box while chatting. The boxes would be hung in a grid on the wall and as it grew it would become more compelling. One thing led to another and the decision was made to build hundreds of them and try and get a box into the hands of every artist in the Jacksonville area creating a huge grid to hang in a public location. The result will be a snapshot of Jacksonville's imagination.
Paint, felt,thread, pearl.
An important book for me is A Natural History of the Senses. There is a wonderful chapter in the book on "Touch". I have my beginning sculpture students read the chapter to point out that we rely on more than one sense to understand and communicate.
Link here for Diane Ackerman's website.