Friday, April 30, 2010

The Drawing Project

The Drawing Project at Hampden Studio Gallery Space

This was a really wonderful project and I send out a special thank you to Anne LaPrade Seuthe and Kathleen Cammarata for putting it together.

The Drawing itself was a full body experience.
Being a collaboration, no ownership was involved....A sense of freedom and expansion was present for all the artists who participated (5 of us). For me, I found myself exploring the quality of line. I enjoyed being more expressive in my line work and less exacting. This felt like a big transformation for me. I am now inspired to explore in large drawing format...Maybe I will do one at Vermont Studio this July during my residency.

I have decided to add some close up photos of some mini compositions that were included into the bigger drawing. They were quite beautiful~

Friday, April 2, 2010

Day 1 of the Collaborative Drawing Project in Progress

The Hampden Studio Gallery Space is 3 walls, the 2 side walls are about 10 ft. long and 8 ft. high and the wall that connects them is about 25 ft long and also about 8 ft. high. Five artists led by Kathleen Cammarata met today for 7 hours to work on a large scale collaborative drawing project. These two images are my favorite parts of the drawing right now........but could change tomorrow!...We will be meeting again for another 5 hours (or so) to finish and will be presenting our creation at the Artist Reception from 5:30 to 7 pm. Sat night April 3rd.


Participating Artists :

Karen Loomis
Mihai Zgondoiu
Kerry O'Grady
Irene Ushomirsky
Alicia Hunsicker


p.s. ......

We played hard and we got VERY dirty!

Alicia Hunsicker's art is undeniably beautiful. She is an expert at extracting the highly-detailed textures and fibers of the human body, bringing them from darkness, into the light, with a technical precision that rivals any modern-day master.
David Aquino, Brattleboro Reformer