Saturday, December 13, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Gregory Colbert originally conceived of the idea for a sustainable traveling museum in 1999. He envisioned a structure that could easily be assembled in ports of call around the world, providing a transitory environment for his work on its global journey. The first public installation of Ashes and Snow at the Arsenale in Venice, which opened in 2002, inspired the architectural concepts used in the Nomadic Museum. The Zócalo Nomadic Museum, designed by Colombian architect Simón Vélez, occupied 5,130-square meters, and contained two galleries and three distinct theatres. For the first time, the Nomadic Museum incorporated water as a design element to recall the unique history of the Zócalo, which was once surrounded by canals. This architectural choice honored the symbolic significance of the Zócalo as the center of Mexico-Tenochtitlan, a city founded by the Aztecs on a small island in the middle of Lake Texcoco in 1325. Ashes and Snow will open in a new iteration of the bamboo Nomadic Museum in Brazil in 2009.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
There You Are
Encaustic by Edie Morton
"Deer's medicine includes gentleness in word, thought and touch, ability to listen, grace and appreciation for the beauty of balance, understanding of what's necessary for survival, power of gratitude and giving, ability to sacrifice for the higher good, connection to the woodland spirits, alternative paths to a goal. "
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Dreams From the Labyrinth
Encaustic by Edie Morton
My friend, Dreaming Bear, lives on a beautiful, lush and wild property in North Georgia. There is a labyrinth, on the land, recently created and continuing to grow with sacred objects . There are stones from the creek, shells and crystals from other parts of the earth, bones, and turtle shells. Ganesh, Hindu deity and remover of obstacles, sits at the doorway to the path.
Walking a labyrinth is a meditative practice with intention of being fully present. I found the experience to be nourishing and grounding, bringing more awareness to each step. Living in an urban environment, I find all too often, I am focused on the destination of my intentions, goals and tasks. I realize that many of the gifts I pass by, due to preoccupation, go unnoticed or are never received. The experience of the labyrinth at Dreaming Bear's touched me and continues to reside in my spirit.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
Stripes Totem (detail)
I am now teaching encaustic workshops in my studio in Atlanta. The first class was last Saturday and we all had big fun. The day flew by for all of us and students suggested I offer a 6 week session as well as the intro class. I am making plans for that in the future.
Beginners workshops cover the following topics and demonstrations: safty, making clear wax medium and mixing with color, preparing the surface , surface texture, incising, collage, Xerox transfers and stencils.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about or register for upcoming workshops.