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ART :: What is it?

Temporary Installation: "CAMP - Land Claim" over "The Big Head" in Canmore, AB.

Temporary Installation: “CAMP – Land Claim” over “The Big Head” in Canmore, AB.

The beauty of art to me, is it’s many faces.

Emotional

Engaging

Beautiful

Brilliant

Intentful

Intelligent

Interactive

Contemporary

Conversational

Controversial

Contextual

Historical

Political

Questioning

 

Discuss:

 

Temporary Installation: "CAMP - Land Claim" over "The Big Head" in Canmore, AB.

Temporary Installation: “CAMP – Land Claim” over “The Big Head” in Canmore, AB.

 

 

Make Art Where It Belongs – Just Do It!

I’ve been working on a large project since October 2010. It’s involved a lot of research, travel and prep work. Lots of painting, an epic residency, lots of sleepless nights and lots of worry. I’ve been in knots thinking that the only place to exhibit this work was in a gallery setting and that somehow I had to conform to those requirements and demands…..Wrong-oh, Janice…quit being so colonized by the system!

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. Claim that space loud and clear. Make a land claim of your own. Do it because you must.

Sometimes, you just get those moments of clarity that tell you you’re on the right track.

This….was one of them.

CAMP Project :: Installation - "Bones: No ReZervations Required" - ©2012 Janice Tanton.

CAMP Project :: Installation - "Bones: No ReZervations Required" - ©2012 Janice Tanton.

“Bones – No ReZervations Required” is part of the CAMP project.