Saturday, April 17, 2010

Visit to a gallery


I treated myself to a trip to Berkeley (about 1 hr 45 min) after meeting with a friend. Judi had seen an article about Nina Katz who challenged herself to draw, with pencil, in her moleskin each day. Sound familiar? Nina chose to do drawing of people found in the New York Times obituary pages. What a treat to see this exhibit! Each face was so unique. She made a note of the person's name, age and claim to fame. The collection was a year's worth of drawings.


Then, Nina chose to paint some of the faces. This was a tiny exhibit, but really powerful to me.
Again, someone has put aside the excuse-"I have nothing to draw".


10 comments:

nanke's stuff said...

I love this post, and I love the idea of using the obits as models. I may have to copy it! nancy

上宜俊宇芳心 said...

愛,拆開來是心和受兩個字。用心去接受對方的一切,用心去愛對方的所有。......................................................

Lynn Logan Roselli said...

That must have been a great show to attend. I love the expression she captures in this painting. Thanks for sharing

Deborah said...

Wow! So inspiring! Thanks for sharing.

raena said...

Thank you for this post, Sandra! I love this idea; the pictures you have shown us make me wish to be there! But, most of all, I've come away with one more idea to put on my list of things to get me out of slumps!!

freebird said...

Oh you just had to hit a nerve didn't you? I always am saying I have nothing to draw when I really mean I am too tired, too unexcited or some other silly excuse. Just do it should be my mantra. I would never have thought to do pics from the obituaries. What other options are there for drawing I am just not thinking of. Very good post.

Shirley said...

Great idea. Thanks for posting this!

donna said...

Thanks for the reminder! Some people are really clever.

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Margaret Ann said...

What a touching exhibit...To think of the lives lead by all those whose image was drawn here...Beautiful! :)