I'm thrilled with what is coming off the easel for the painting component of the CAMP project, and so happy to share this work with you. Looking at this work on…
Simply, I'm grateful that the Creator has made me an artist today.
My studio is brimming with 95% finished paintings in the CAMP project. Today was a good day as I worked on a monumental six foot piece. Here's a sneak peek…
Take things that belong in special places, and make them in their special places. Fit the art to the sacred space it should belong to. (Fancy curator talk will call it "site specific".) I think it's important to make the art where the Creator guides us to make it. De-institutionalize art and you make it more human.
It may sound arrogant, but in fact - I started thinking about WHY I was going to start out by saying I was sorry that I didn't write anything, and it's not arrogant at all in this case. Find out why and comment on the blog about why YOU shouldn't apologize!
This style of work marries the polar tangible and spiritual aspects I experience when participating in a pow wow circle. Every dancer is a prayer to me - real and spirit at the same time. Using two different techniques of visual imagery, I am attempting to communicate to you, the very real experience of dancing a prayer at the pow wow. As ever, I am so grateful to my Blackfoot relations and family for introducing me to this way of being and welcoming us so warmly into the family and community.
A sneek peek at the new works in the CAMP project!
Buffalo Lodge finally gets set up at Siksika for the pow wow, despite gathering storm clouds, aggressive mosquitoes and prickly thistles.
Every year, we travel out to Siksika Nation for the August pow wow with our tipi. It's like going home. Old friends, and a familiarity with the land, the wind, the sun and the moon all contribute to a feeling of well-being as we begin to set camp, days before the actual event. This year is a bit different, with filming for the CAMP project involved.