A whirlwind number of weeks....Portland....Seattle....Port Townsend....and Missoula. Judy just left and is hanging with the gals in Phillie, NY and beyond. I in the meantime have to get some stuff done before Art and Soul Virginia, in a few short weeks.
While Judy was traveling through my home of Missoula, we had a rigorous schedule of meeting friends and family...not to mention a bit of junkin' along the way. She had a number of opportunities to share her recent creation of the 12 Tribes. Funny thing is that one observation that people made was the similarities between her and my work. I think it is impossible to work next to someone in the studio for months on end and not be an influence to each other. Of course we were drawn together because of common interests but I think both of our works have changed and become closer because of the relationship. This is not always the case...I have plenty of artist friends in relationships with other artists, and the work looks nothing like the other person's. It makes for great fun and many more opportunities for collaboration.
Strangels or Strange Angels
I'm on a winged thing sort of kick. I've been working on a series of Strange Angels (some fallen some not). One of my all time favorite movies is Wings of Desire by Wim Wenders. Amazing cinematography and all around beautiful film about angels in Berlin (before the wall came down). It is the story of one angel who wants to live and be human as opposed to...well see the film...if I were a Hindu deity I would give it 6 thumbs up.
So ever since that film, I expanded my obsession from just vampires to that of angels...though, I have to admit that I'm still a sucker (pun intended) for the blood suckers. Wings of Desire is what inspired this latest series: