Saturday, May 21, 2011
Oh, my. I've just returned from a Dorothy Caldwell class at the Crow Barn in Ohio.
The marks we make record time and human energy. Working with paper and cloth this workshop will examine different kinds of marks including stitching, resist and batik, discharge, drawn and painted marks and more unconventional marks such as burning, piercing, and mending. Each of these will address a different aspect of physical movement and gesture that through time and repetition evolve into richly activated surfaces.
I am at a loss to describe the experience, but I will try over the next few postings. It has been a gift to be able to be steeped and saturated in the learning environment Dorothy creates -- mind-tickling, mind-opening and mind-altering.