I wrote in the last post that Thousand Sketches was a completed project. Sort of. The 1000 are done. However they are not all printed! Printing is a form of presentation, and…
presentation is the art
I am thinking about the warm-up to a presentation. Naming. Description. Artist statement. I am really thinking art! Creating the aura is art. How to be fully present with these sketches, how to honour them, help them be seen for what they are, no more or less.
I want Henry to come along and make a link! Links are a form of art. Curating is an art. Criticism is art.
I was thinking when I looked at this one how easy is for one sketch in a 1000 to get lost. But I like it! How to present it?
There is plenty to work on:
- thumbnails don’t work properly
- add “simple Viewer”
The categories are fine, but I’d like to do more of what I have done with Earth Crosses, select the best in a series and build on them.
Thousand Sketches is a completed project. 1000 sketches – done.
I am still sketching though, see my current work here In this moment…
Here is a the sketch I posted today, there is other new material in In this moment… My Art Journal!
Later … Friday, 1 May 2020
The links are broken but the images are in http://www.psyberspace.walterlogeman.com — Category Art.
Here is the image linked to here originally. It’s one I love, and was used for the NZAP conference. Challenge and Change
I have some prints for sale on the up and coming, rather wonderful New Zealand website FELT. An online shop & Gallery that specialises in hand made arts.
Here is one, click on it to see the others I have there. There are five in all so far. The editions of 25 are exclusive to Felt.
#0939 Pear Lemon Apple
It is summer and here is a re-run. But you may not have seen it, I hardly did! It was not even linked into my Video Category. I enjoyed watching it, it has inspired me to make a few more. This was first posted October 29 2006, just a month or so into the project. I intended to keep making videos, but just doing the sketches took over my life. The time to bring out some of the best in the project with music, narration & images is still ahead! Even more I’d like to make them about the stuff I am doing now. Stay tuned.
The video re-captures for me how my journey into art began. If I say so myself I like the closing line, “What I want has very little to do with it.”
My first Thousand Sketches video on YouTube
I am working on a landscape project. As with the Earth Crosses the series has it origin here in Thousand Sketches. I am doing new landscapes and I am re-working some of the landscapes from the Thousand Sketches – for example, on my Art Journal “In this moment…” (now ART category in Psyberspace) you can see the new version of this one. The plan is to do them in oils as well.
I am pleased to see I have made this list of 101 Top Art Blogs. Thanks Kim for all the effort you put in to compile this list. It is a useful list, there are many artists there I really like.
And Thousand Sketches is 51 on Top Blog.
Here are the 10 posts about books. Some posts are about more than one book. They often have a sketch of mine to go with them.
I bought, borrowed & read a hell of a lot more than that while doing the Thousand Sketches. But these are the ones I blogged. I loved them all.
Sometimes to get the the main book stuff you need to click “Read the rest of this item” that’s where I put images by other people.
From here on I am writing about the books I read on In this moment… and they are in a category called… Books. A vague new year resolution is to make more thorough reviews of each book. But who cares? The reviews on Amazon usually do all we need. Maybe I’ll just quote bits I like.
The last Thousand Sketches image #1000 Departing Force, will representing the whole Thousand Sketches project as an entry in be in the Saatchi SHOWDOWN round between 31-12-2007 and 07-01-2008 – you can vote for it!
I just updated a post I did in October Added an picture I said I’d add of a Frank Stella painting.
Finished up simplifying my image while I was there. Of course the original is still there in the original post, but here is the tweaked one:
This image is available printed in a limited edition. It is available exclusively on Felt, a New Zealand Art & Craft website.