Thursday, February 4, 2010

Art Escape

The internet has been down for five days which is annoying but in some ways a bit of a relief. I got so much done!! I am part of the committee that organises an annual open studio weekend which runs for two weekends Feb 26,27,28th and Mar. 5,6,7th. It's focus is on selling art and we have 39 artists taking part this year, all from our local area. The Coromandel has a great history in the arts (comparitively NZ wise) with a lot of alternative people (artists, musicians, craftspeople) moving here out of the cities in the 1960s.
It's hard times selling art but hopefully we can encourage people to shake the moths out of their wallets.

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Excellent. Great impact, with under- and over-tones of fun. Running swastikas -- a symbol with an ancient, auspicious and deeply reverent lineage stretching back to the neolithic. Hitler was just an unimportant insignificant little splash in an ocean of hundreds of thousands of years.

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Hey Cosmic...could you please be my publicist?? When I read reviews I wonder sometimes if it has anything to do with the artists real intent! I guess my intent is just images that well up out of my collective knowledge/experience and it's not until I have finished the piece that I ask myself 'where did that come from' and start analysing it. It usually surprises me!

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Sorry to have a second go at this, but I have to add that Hitler's promise of a 1000 year Reich---that so inspired the German nation and people of the time---even were it a reality, would be a poor to mediocre achievement.

The Romans notched up 1700 years, roughly, including the empire and the republic. The ancient Egyptian civilisation fell just short of 4000 years.

And don't get me started on China or India. And others.

1,000 year Reich? Was that the most the Fuhrer could aspire to? A little man with little dreams.

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