This post is for Ayni, who liked my little notebooks and wanted to know if she could buy something and have me send it to the Netherlands.
Besides just being a wonderful person, Ayni will always have a place in my heart for introducing me to someone who could ask me “In what medium do you realize your practice?” with a straight face.
So, to answer that question in a size that will fit in an (albeit large) envelope:
Not a great photo, but those are 2000 watercolor drawings of nudes from my installation ‘2000 Women’. Can Özgün of the British Council wanted me to do something special just for him – with the excuse that my other installation ‘Nü-Nar’ (Nude-Pomegranate) wouldn’t ‘fill the gallery space.’
I redid the ‘Nu-Nar’ installation in Antalya (sorry – another bad photo) – and I think it shows that Mr. Özgün was wrong about the space, but right about getting me to do some more work.
What can I say? I guess I am just one of those artists that needs to have a deadline.
By the way, I ‘recycled’ the ‘Nars’ for an installation called ‘Manav’ (Grocery) done in an empty shop that used to be – ta da – a grocery.
I had to sew them all together to get them to stand up, but I could rip a couple of stitches and pop one in an envelope for you to hang up, Ayni.
Or, if you want something else to hang up, how ’bout a mouse?
Or maybe a bird?
Both of these were from an installation I did a few years back.
So, in what medium do I realize my practice? Trees?
Actually, I’ve got a couple of really nice sculptures made from trees, with a little rebar, but they wouldn’t fit in an envelope.
But I could send you a couple of little drawings of some cotton pickers…
but you’ll have to get your own painting easel to display them on.
I suppose you could just hang them on a wall, like a ‘regular’ drawing…
Although I’ve been told that these are ‘too dark’ to appeal to people.
What people, I wonder?
(Oh, and as far as medium practice goes, these ‘regular’ drawings are oil pastels that started out as photographs that I digitized and then altered in photoshop and then used the altered photos as sketches that I printed out on drawing paper and drew on top of. FYI.)
Lots of practice.
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