31 January 2018


Dismantled my string drawings on the weekend, made a few very low-tech videos before they came down.  Here's one:

My friend Berna-Dean brought her red guitar and did some beautiful finger-picking, which unfortunately my little camera did not pick up on very well.  If you'd like to hear some well-produced versions of her lovely voice and music, click here.  

I'm feeling a bit nostalgic about the end of this exhibition.  

Although in art school I always maintained that the drawings I made with a stick in the sand were of a highest quality precisely because they did not last, still I wound up spending the first part of my professional art practice focussed on making paintings that will, with a bit of luck, last well beyond my own lifetime.  

I still enjoy that process of longevity... although of course any physical thing disappears given enough time.  But my human perception of time is limited, and so I also very much enjoy the feeling of having created something perceptibly ephemeral, something that will never again exist in quite the same way during my lifetime.

And now back to my painting studio, where as-yet-unfinished work awaits completion and the illusion of permanence.

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PDCrumbaker said...

Ah, I wish I could have seen this firsthand, but lovely to see the video.
Love all that energy exploding off the studio walls.

Verna Vogel said...

Thanks PD! One day I hope you get to see my work and even better, perhaps we meet in person! Now wouldn't that be fine?


Barbara Muir said...

Love the video and that you like playing around with our impermanence as well as making lasting art. Super. Your art is wonderful -- like the creative spirit and mind it springs from!


Verna Vogel said...

Thank you Barbara!