(The artist’s journey may be solitary on one hand but it thrives on camaraderie and inspired company. Cecilia Ramon is an artist and dear friend and we are continuing our collaborative exploration together. Every week that we can, one of us will send the other some inspiration in the form of an excerpt from a poem, a prose selection, or a quote. Then we will each make art in response to the piece and finally we will post it here on my blog and on hers, which is in development. We will see what emerges and then chart out our course together. The goal is an artistic exploration of life and art in an organic way.)
After a busy phase and an intense winter that doesn’t seem to want to leave Minnesota, we continue by responding to another quote by social anthropologist, Tim Ingold. Below are our responses in art. What do you think?
Week 5: April 13, 2019
“There could be no terrestrial life were it not for the processes of respiration, by which living organisms bind air with rainwater and nutrients drawn from the soil, in the presence of sunlight, in forging their own growth and movement. Crucially, these processes continually disrupt any interface between earth and sky. Thus to inhabit the open is not to be stranded on the outer surface of the earth but to be caught up in the substantial flows and aerial fluxes of what I call the weather-world.”
‘Vortex streets over Kuril Islands’ by Virajita Singh (Sumi-e on vellum)
‘Pausing’ by Cecilia Ramon (Ink drawing on Gampi paper and folded tracing paper)