All photographs © Vincent Leroy Slow Lens is the newest piece from French artist Vincent Leroy, who often explores optics and light in his large-scale installation work. The piece is suspended from above, and a network of curved, translucent lenses distorts the viewer’s perspective. Displayed en plein air, the connected lenses slowly rotate and ofter…Curved Lenses Multiply Everyday Views of Paris in a New Mobile Installation by Vincent Leroy — Art News Daily
Won’t you join me in a colliapy of hopes, dreams and possibilities? Just so much fun the way these images synchronize! Jan Kirstein “Circus Buddies Notebook available on This link.
Heroic gestures expand on and out of the image surfaces by French artist Fabienne Verdier in a grand grace defying all limits. The act of painting becomes a meditation where the painting instrument’s scope and scale demands a new perspective and awareness of the brush stroke. When a gesture commands three times the size of the human figure, a new correlation and comparison emerges between the painted marking and the human body. The scale of the brush strokes call to mind land masses as seen from an aerial perspective amidst a tranquil ocean.
Portrait de Fabienne Verdier Portrait de Fabienne Verdier, 2007. Photograph of Dolorès Marat
• Born in Paris.
• Graduated from Ecole des Beaux-arts de Toulouse.
• Awarded a post-graduate scholarship at the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, China.
• Studied painting, aesthetics and philosophy at the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute with some of the last great traditional masters.
• Publication of Passagère du silence (Passenger of Silence), (Albin Michel, Paris) — a memoir of her years of apprenticeship with Master Huang Yuan.2016 Patrick Derom Gallery, Brussels, Belgium.
2016 Waddington Custot Gallery, London, United Kingdom.
2015 Galerie Alice Pauli, Lausanne, Switzerland.
2014 City Hall, Hong Kong, China. Curated by Daniel Abadie.
2013 Galerie Jaeger Bucher, Paris, France.
2013 Patrick Derom Gallery, Bruges, Belgium.
2013 Erasmus Museum, Brussels, Belgium. Curated by Daniel Abadie.
2013 Memling Museum, Bruges, Belgium. Curated by Daniel Abadie.
2013 Groeninge Museum, Bruges, Belgium. Curated by Daniel Abadie.
Vision Board Project completed by Janis Kirstein at a Spirit of Sophia Workshop guided by artist April Martin in Spring of 2016.
Is it possible to manifest a dream with just the power of intention, desire, vision boards, visions, and creativity?
This is my vision: to be able to visit Paris. What is your vision? Dream and tell! Did yours come true? Tell us your story! Shown here is my Dream, starting with a vision board I made in a Spirit of Sophia workshop under the artistic tutaledge of artist April Martin.
And yesterday, after an inspiring day with guest writer Paula D’ Arçy at another enlightening Spirit of Sophia event, my Paris dream has been reignited! What a profoundly inspiring day we had with Paula as she led us through insightful and uplifting vision for our future. As for her Paris trip, check it out.
Paula D’Arcy, a writer, retreat leader, and conference and seminar speaker, travels widely in the United States, Canada, and abroad. She is also President of Red Bird Foundation, which supports the growth and spiritual development of those in need as well as those invested in the opening of the heart and the healing of this world.
A former psychotherapist who ministered to those facing issues of grief and loss, Paula worked with the Peale Foundation, founded by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, from 1980 until his death in 1993, and has written ten books. Today her work includes leading workshops and retreats related to spirituality, writing, women’s gatherings,( including Women’s Initiation and Rites of Passage), and creating venues where men and women experience an opening of the heart and a change in their way of being in the world. In recent years she has teamed with Richard Rohr to present seminars on the Male/Female Journey and Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life (for tapes from the conference on Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life and to purchase Paula’s books, click here.)
Paula also serves as adjunct faculty at Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, TX and Seton Cove Spirituality Center in Austin, TX.
Award: RED FIRE selected as one of the Best Spiritual Books of 2001, by Spirituality and Health.
For more info, contact: http://www.redbirdfoundation.com/about/
Just a few of Paula’s Books:
Vision of Spirit of Sophia
Women will be empowered spiritually, therefore bringing strength and wisdom to their families and communities, resulting in a more compassionate world.
Director: Dana Sue Walker
My Dream Of Paris…
By Janis Kirstein
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“Your non-narrative paintings evoke contemporary Japanese calligraphy”
Nato Thompson, Curator MASS MoCA
by Marta Baricsa
The Om paintings are focus meditation paintings.
All the Om paintings I made, I made by hand, without tracing or using any device such as a projector etc. Plus there are no corrections or overpainting.
Om natural green with artist Marta Baricsa. 2011. Acrylic on canvas. 11.5 x 6.5 feet
I do my best to meditate and like a variety of meditations, sometimes Om meditations where I focus on the Om mantra.
I also feel my Om paintings are a type of meditation too. I focus in on the moment and repeat the Om circle as a mantra. So it’s a type of movement mediation. It’s a type of focus and releasing.
Have a look at this time lapse I did with my latest Om white stone painting.
“Your minimal use of bold color is particularly striking in conjunction with your neutral palette.”
Lisa Dorin, Assistant Curator. Williams College Museum of Art. MA
About Marta Baricsa
“I was born in London, England and I moved to Canada at an early age. While living in Toronto I attended a special 4 year arts program at Central Technical School. Realizing that painting was my main interest I later attended and graduated from the Experimental Arts Department at the Ontario College of Art. OCAD. I moved from Toronto fifteen years ago to Vancouver, British Columbia Canada. I live and work in my studio in the east side with my partner Roy Mackey who is a steel sculptor.
Over the years I had the privilege of studying with Graham Coughtry, Daniel Solomon, Gustav Weisman, Ed Bartram and John Meredith.
I have shown my work in galleries in Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles. My paintings can be seen at the Vancouver Art Gallery’s art rental and sales and during studio visits.
My paintings are in private and corporate collections in Canada, U.S.A and Great Britain and are featured in over thirty movies and TV productions.”
See some of these works below:
In continuing with our exploration of collage, below you will see examples of collage and ink by Marta.
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