Excited to work with these two! We had a superb conversation regarding Rooted in RED project. I received a ton of references which include;
Ralph Mayer- artists materials book
Navajo sand paintings-performative aspect
Harold Rosenberg- action performative painting
Hans Naymeth-Ottawa gallery
Jackson Pollock- psycho analytic drawings
Steed Taylor- road tattoosWe discussed the three aspects of the project as Herman brought to my attention. Technical, the actual pigment of red ochre and the actual pictographs. Anthropoligical - symbol meaning and Participation/sharing- universality versus the personal of symbol. We also brought to the table the over-arching theme of past/present. Herman wants to see more history of the muzzibinakon. Which I agree and so did Andrew. Andrew and I discussed more of what to do during the winter months. Pigment in the snow! Using the pigment dry as the medium. We also discussed how I see the community aspect of the project coming together, which I am finding out to be a slower process than I thought. But discussed, how I see this project just beginning, and I want to spend quality time making sure the foundation is strong.
Overall a great start to the year! Looking forward to more conversation!