‘Desert Owl’, cyanotype on paper, 22 x 30 inches, 2016.
One of my favorite cyanotypes from a bezerk month of July, printing in a supreme Sedona, Arizona sunshine. My studio was the Spanish classroom of Verde Valley School and had no sink so I rinsed my prints in a red mud puddle I made with a hose in the shade. Perhaps the iron in the red soil made the prints even more luminous? Each place and and time creates it own nuanced shade of blue and that little tidbit drives me wild. Except, come to think of it, when I printed cyanotypes in the white nights of a Finnish summer, they came out pink and lavender. What!? #tumbleweed#verdevalleyschool#sedonasummercolony#cyanotype#desertowl#nellieappleby#bluest#photography
Today at the #sedonasummercolony at #verdevalleyschool I walked through the art studio and met a bunch of amazing artists! Kim Bucheit showed me how to felt— I made this pouch for Tesla to use when she loses her next tooth, and Kim gave me some wool to teach Tesla and Milo to make their own!
#tbt to #sedonasummercolony last year. This projection piece was inspired by the energy portals, and epic beauty, surrounding Sedona. It was such a treat to be around such amazing and talented artists for our week there. It's too bad I couldn't make it back for this year's retreat.
This time last year @benzcooper and I traveled down to Sedona Arizona for #sedonasummercolony an artist retreat which allowed some time for free creation and experimentation.
This site specific work was made using a photograph of some stained glass, pictured in the middle of the frame. The stained glass was animated and then projected onto the original glass as well as onto the surrounding walls. The new media work was an unexpected addition to the summer colony, and our work even made the local paper.
It was my first time in Arizona, and it was definitely a great experience being surrounded by people making all types of art and creative practices. In addition to digital, I painted, drew, and even tried aerial hoops. (Not sharing that photo). When not in the studio, we went on hikes, explored the local scenery, and hunted down Arizona style BBQ places.
Have a great time this year, fellow art colonists! I hope to be rejoining you all next year.
Okay #sanfrancisco#magazinescene, let's see what cha got...
Not officially paperpainting yet, but staying open #collagehead#awholenewworld~
I'm slowly but surely meeting my #artheadcohorts#artistinresidence neighbors coming and going from wërk &everytime it's a fellow #personofcolor along the black sands and the koala forest instead of doing the nod we are waving like 5yr olds lol. There's a sweetness to God that I can describe but not explain.
I've never been known for following protocols. I KNOW them & respect the variables & tenets.That is why I Can get revisionistic. But this is only the second summer of my adult life(after the #sedonasummercolony last year) where I will be literally technically surrounded by a glut of other arthead geists in respective flows.
God built the buffer in, too. My structural need to goWërk outside my flow is honored here as its own #sacredspace [#VirgoanfolkskindaNeedWërk] on top of having workspace in my quarters and additional workspaces down below for the other creatively oriented folk on the hospitality team I joined. I need that balance. &I'mfull of heartfelt gratitude to be where he's led me.
But the idea that during this season this place really becomes #galtsgulch, respite for #ruggedindividualism soaked #artcarneys on the edge of the ocean, a place I used to dream of &have quietly been searching for in every enclave #globalboho has allowed me to amble through...
That I used to fly over this landscape in lucid dreams not knowing it was Here-
I Have to explore the coast going north. This may be my land. That is an epic thought.
Soon after hitting town and basking in the love (and phenomenal art collection) of Bob, the warm hearted, gregarious dear friend and mentor met this past summer at the #sedonasummercolony, My #arthead#sedonamom was adamant we go explore an edgy new art hotel here #foundrephx in her former stomping grounds... The art was wild, risky, relevant, and just soaked with a casually potent vibe. We ended up chatting with the curator of the collection and taken on a special tour, deep into the hotel-
Best intro to an #artenclave ever-
Thomas Eldon Anderson perfects his craft and helps empower other creatives, too! I met him at the Sedona Artist Colony, and he interviews me for his podcast, This Creative Earth! Read the article about him in profile link. Photo by @dorahernandezart #sedonasummercolony#Sedonasummercolony2017, #LMBDesigns