Podcast — Audio
US inmate advocate Ann Jacobs on RNZ – talking about prisoners. Note the post-prison care gap!
As I listen to this interview I was glad to have the proposal and petition for the Therapeutic Village online. I’m determined it will happen! Listen and notice how the Village idea fills the gap.
This is a link to the submission: The Therapeutic Village
There is also a petition on OurActionStation that will be delivered to the Government and again to the Inquiry at the end of November 2018
Please sign and spread the word.
#0926 Urban Rhythm
This is sketch number 0926 in my Thousand Sketches project (2006-7) I stumbled upon it today on my Bio Page and I liked it a lot, (often I don’t like work years later, though at the time my latest is always my favourite) It’s has that calligraphic touch, it name suits: Urban Rhythm. I now include it in the current calligraphic series.
It is for sale on Felt, its been in several small exhibitions.
Text for administrators
1/25 an a3+ I have it in one of the folders
August 1, 2010 (aprox) Sold on felt for $95 A3
Earth Cross II b
This one has never had a proper post. It is in the Gallery and I have posted it with a border but I wanted to locate it and had trouble (the one with the border has a different name). So here it is, “Earth Cross II b” sketched on 17 December ’07
This is the one I used as a reference for an Acrylic, though it looks quite different. (posted below).
Earth Cross II – Acrylic on canvas – 600 x 600 mm
Presenting my work is more on my mind right now than making it. Not as much fun, but presentation floats to the top, unbidden. I am thinking about both the world and online. I’ll focus on the latter.
I have changed the name of this blog to “Walter Logeman: Art” with the subtitle In this moment… My art Blog” the reason is clarity. It is still the same blog, I am still “In this moment…” and it is still, as it says on the About Page:
Nothing but art, artists, art talk, art history, art philosophy, pictures and projects. Most of my work and work-in-progress is on this blog.
The clarity seems right because I am working on a Gallery. If you go there now (as I write this) you will see it is heavily under construction.
With the Gallery I can post exhibits, and show work that is complete. Series. Simple. More stable. I sometimes refine an image I have already blogged as I present them to other sites. I will focus on quality.
You can sub to the Gallery in RSS and watch progress and then see updates as they happen including my fumblings. Better still sub to this blog’s RSS, I will announce all Gallery news here as well.
The first things to be shown there will be my Earth Crosses, of course. Next FLAX.
I have these in mind to experiment with in the printing. These are about how I want them to look, but I will try different plain paper, wartercolour etc, and use “vivid” versions to compensate for the absobtion. I might also try over printing.
And these might end up in my landscape presentation of prints in the usual way.
I have been doing a lot of this sort of quick sketching in my sketchbook, as in physical book. But I like to play with that background!
More of these then? So much to learn! The line is not quite following its desire.
Now this one grew out of the last one. One thing leads to another. But the process is not done. I can see this leading to more “design” style images, I am getting the hang of it and using a few new functions I am learning in the software (like copying a layer and then moving it slightly etc)
But what do I do, work on the bush or play more with designs? So this is what happens… a myriad of scrappy projects that I love doing… To be honest I think I will get there. Sooner or later I’ll get a series done and they will a unified life.
Earth Crosses got there, though there is a printing job to finalise there.
Next post, more moves into different directions.
To continue from the previous post, here is one that is not in a new style, but it led to one that is, I’ll put that in the next post. (I like to see one image per post.) This one conforms to my Bush project, except it is not quite right, maybe another go?
This is a five finger, a fairly ubiquitous native. Even in the darkness of the bush those leaves can shine pure white reflecting the light. Little curly bits of white… ah, I need to give it another go.
Here is quote from Wikipedia
Pseudopanax arboreus or Five Finger (MÄori: ‘Puahou’ or ‘Whauwhaupaku’), is a New Zealand native tree belonging to the family Araliaceae. It is one of New Zealand’s more common native trees, being found widely in bush, scrub and gardens throughout both islands.
I am searching for my style. The Thousand Sketches was like a satellite view, a grand sweep of who I might be, a way of sorting land from sea.
I am searching by engaging in smaller projects. I can see where 5 years at university would come in handy though, this is hard work, time is only half of it. I have half a dozen scrappy projects on the go and need to wallow, play, explore, focus and get inspiration and tuition and critique on them all!
May be I need a better warm up. Yes I do.
How to engage the muse?
Maybe that is the title of the paper I am writing for the ANZPA Journal.
Maybe with that question in mind I might make sense of the following projects…
Where I am up to
in prints and also paint
A plan to produce a series of about 10 digital line & wash prints
Bush & plants
Like above, A plan to produce a series of about 10 digital somewhat abstract plant series
prints and have begun one in acrylic paint
I am aware I am drawn to the square format… the landscapes? Perhaps those prints need to be in three adjoining prints?
Presentation is on my mind, and I have just ordered 10 frames to work on a show of some sort.
Just as I want to focus on the above – and that is a lot of work! What happens: new styles emerge.
Let me post some in the posts ahead. Or would that be procrastinating?