A series of six prints on thick A2 cotton paper selected from
Gallery — Earth Crosses
The Earth Crosses images are a series that began as my Thousand Sketches project ended. The last image of the 1000 was #1000 Departing Force and it is part of this exhibition.
The images are a dialogue between the horizontal and the vertical. Opposites. All the images in the series are square. The vertical, perhaps the landscape, has as much space as the horizontal, perhaps the portrait aspect. Think dialectics, yin yang. I expect I’ll get to elaborate on the opening night. (Date TBA)
Arthur Miller: Writer
Bought this movie made by his daughter Rebecca Miller on Google Play and it worked on Chrome (not Safari) on the Mac, plugged into the TV.
Worth doing! The film about this man’s life is inspiring and moving. It had a big impact on me.
We have been watching movies written and directed by his daughter Rebecca Miller and they are great. Full of life, intense, psychodramatic. Leaves us with lots to discuss.
Rebecca Miller movies
Personal Velocity: Three P…
I want to be pure in the traditions I honour. I become something of a true believer. I want to prove I’m on the path with quotes. I use the method. I hold the line. I’m in the tradition. And I am moving on. Combining. Beleiving that I bring something new. Then there is uncertainty. Or is it openness. The new is unpolished. Can I question without anxiety. In the social sciences is there a place for the emergent, the playful. Even then I think I’m in the tradition.
Doubling is an experience.
In my art I’m at heart an abstract expressionist. It is dated. But it is also alive. Franz Kline
I love that
one of mine…
I think I’m in the tradition… but also utterly in my own being with it.
As I develop my psychodrama work how much do I bring and how much is it from the source?
100% from the source — 100% me.
The source does not define me.
Am I eclectic?
In my psychotherapy? No. I’m a psychodramatist – and within that I can do anything. I can incorporate anything.
However it is not anything plus action.
It is psychodrama principles psychodrama principles psychodrama principles plus details.
Since my project ThousandSketches I have continued to sketch. Digital painting – but I like the term sketch. Many of these are on my art website. That site is still there but I’ve deprecated it and tried to integrate it into this blog. It’s a bit of a mess. Still, this blog becomes an art blog when you click the Art Category. Digital Sketches delivers just my own work.
I’m warming up to posting more. I’ve beed reflecting on the delicacy of nature, and the crudeness of humanity’s sometimes beautiful desire to transcend itself. This began with the earth crosses… natural textures of landscape cut by something I think of as human presence, fast and bold.
That’s 12 years ago. “Green Peace”
Here is a recent one – not in the earth cross series but maybe in a new one.
Maybe it is called “Science”, or “Civilisation”. Playing on the theme of putting borders or frames around art.
Do I put these in the container? or are they better left wild?
Listened to a talk tonight by Julia Holderness
There was no mention of “the theatre workshops at the Bauhaus” that were in the blurb & what attracted me.
Wonderful exploration of metaxy, medial aspect, “truth”.
Exhibitions | University of Canterbury
— Read on www.canterbury.ac.nz/arts/schools-and-departments/school-of-fine-arts/exhibitions/
Working with a range of archival materials from the Macmillan Brown Library & Heritage Collections, Julia Holderness explores her own textile making alongside that of artist and teacher Florence Akins (1906-2012). Akins’ documents relate to her teaching of textiles at the Canterbury College School of Art, and include lecture notes and other instructional resources such as colour diagrams. Holderness reworks them and presents their possible entanglement with the international Bauhaus movement. Connections are also made with Florence Weir (1899-1979), currently the only known New Zealander to have studied at the Bauhaus. In 1936 Weir designed the costumes and sets for a local Christchurch production, and these were said to have been inspired by her time at the Bauhaus. The production was never staged publicly, and in the absence of any surviving documentation, Holderness imagines these designs in an appliqué series. This exhibition is part of a Visual Arts PhD in practice-led research at Auckland University of Technology, in which Holderness develops practices of fabrication, approximation and invention to interrogate archives and their construction of art-historical narratives.
“…construction of art-history.” ?
David Eagleman is very clear on
- how we evolved
- how we are evolving
- education for spontaneity not content
Notice, again, how the cultural conserves stimulate creativity.
Now I want to watch the PBS doco
Later the same day!
Watched the first two episodes of the PBS series. They are on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvPu2kYstcg
Very good. Well done. And yet as we watched we realised the misses a psychological dimension. Metaphor. Surplus reality. Theatre of truth.
For example. He shows some remarkable research about the implanting of false memories. But he draws the wrong conclusion. These memories my not be literally true, but literalism is the enemy soul. The story that is recontructed like dreams interpreted may have more meaning than the literal truths. Give the psyche a story, and it will use it to reveal depths.
I called this an autopix when I did them. I could do the outline with my eyes shut. Love to re-kindle.
Just read this here:
The reader is the musician of the book
“Books are frozen voices, in the same way that musical scores are frozen music. The score is a way of transmitting the music to someone who can play it, releasing it into the air where it can once more be heard. And the black alphabet marks on the page represent words that were once spoken, if only in the writer’s head. They lie there inert until a reader comes along and transforms the letters into living sounds. The reader is the musician of the book: each reader may read the same text, just as each violinist plays the same piece, but each interpretation is different.”
This of course rhymes and echoes with the concept of the Canon of Creativity – conserves > warm up > spontaneity > creativity.
I’m writing this post as it goes well with a thought we developed recently about The Writer.
The writer is the servant of the vision.
The writer can give the voice to the vision. The writer is not you, or the whole of you. The writer has a job to to. The vision needs no bounds. The writer will prune and edit in a way the visionary can’t.
The discipline of the writer will paradoxically enhance the vision.
|The way up and the way down are one and the same – Heraclitus
I have these up somewhere from years ago, but I’m not maintaining that site.
Gallery — Earth crosses
In 2012 I wrote this post:
Indeed why do I have these two blogs – the other one http://www.walterlogeman.com/art is about art and art online. My art.
I’m thinking of importing that one into this one – but found it quite hard to do it. It is an identity thing. I’m more a psychodrama person than a Psyberspace person these days. Dropped psychotherapy online. But is it an art blog? I’m wring a book called D R A M A http://www.walterlogeman.com/art/new-art-project/
It is not that I’m importing one blog into another – I’m integrating two identities I have. I think it will be good for me!
Some categories to fix, and that is it. ONE
Now what to call the site?
Psyberspace (that can stay) Walter Logeman’s Journal
And the details & history can go in the new About
Later Monday 29 Jan 18
Also found this on the integration theme
Podcast: Speech Bubbles: Understanding Comics with Scott McCloud
Great. Inspiring. Here is the blurb
Cartoonist and theorist Scott McCloud has been making and thinking about comics for decades. He is the author of Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art. This classic volume explores formal aspects of comics, the historical development of the medium, its fundamental vocabulary, and various ways in which these elements have been used.
Scott McCloud breaks down some of the universals in comics and guides us through some of the comic books that pushed the art form forward. Then we use that lens to look at graphic communication in the world at large.
Speech Bubbles: Understanding Comics with Scott McCloud
Just discovered Kōji. Wow. I love this stuff.
PS . Putting art stuff here now. Art Blog http://www.walterlogeman.com/art hacked. Might keep that going afterall its all psyche in cyberspace.
I like them. I’d forgotten there was a name for the genre. Maybe do more?
I’ve joined a creativity group with Jan Allsopp who I’ve known online for a long time. My commitment is for a month (at least). Committed to 15 min a day for the month of January – I’m working on a book. I’ll post more about the book as time goes on. Today is day six and I’ve produced a lot each day. I find it helpful to have such a strong focus. A simple idea, choose a route – i.e. the tools. Mine are the Google files (Doc and Slides) I’m using to write the book. In addition we create ‘cruise control’ – a voluntary frame in which to work. Some voluntary restrictions I’m using are:
- No new sketches.
- Work on the book proposal only, not the whole book.
Also good to see other peoples art – so far so good. It will get harder as the month intensifies.
This is what the spreads in the book look like:
ITM – About this art book project
What do you think? I like it but I can change my mind at any time.
Posted earlier in this blog. Also the titles here may change.
One for the ITM project.
ITM – About this art book project
An early one #23 in the ThousandSketches. I like it.
I have a new creative project. A book. I will select about a hundred of my images that evoke a variety of mood and intensity, ranging from calm, surprise to fear. I’m working on the words. This project will link my art work with my psychological work. I’m looking for quality. Curation. The main thrust of the work is abstract, though some open-ended figurative images might pass the test.
Posts with candidate images for the project will be in the Category Drama Art Book . I’ll be creating new images, searching for old ones, updating old ones and improving print quality if I can.
Which of my images do you think belong here? Have a look at ThousandSketches and earlier sketches on this blog. Post a link in the comments on this post And we can discuss.
Please comment on posts. What is the mood, intensity and moment or life stage the image evokes.
I’ll continue to post new sketches here that are not in the(yet), so I will feel free to explore.
Thanks for being on the journey so far.
Wednesday, 10 June 2020
Still have this book in mind. It went from In this Moment... to
D R A M A I like the new title but I think I got side tracked with an unnecessary additional theme. Just selection based on intensity.
So I’ll make a new Category DramaArtBook.
Its more than a year since I posted some of my art. There are reasons! But here are a few more – continuing more or less where I left off.