Do artists change how we look at life?

Eugene Peterson, spiritual thinker and writer, gives one interesting example of how an artist changed what he saw, in one part of his life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdoA1YqNtQQ   Television vs Homemade vs Fine Art This short clip made me wonder about his comment that artists help us see afresh by us actively seeking them, whereas television presents …

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Recommended Prime Viewing “I am not your Negro” – James Baldwin

Currently free to watch on Prime Video, do not miss the opportunity to watch the documentary "I am not your negro" by James Baldwin.  It conjures up the period of history in 1960s America when the Civil Rights movement was at its height.  James Baldwin is an excellent communicator, debater, writer, playwright and commentator - …

Film Review: “The Gospel according to Andre”

Andre Leon Talley is a 20th century fashion icon: former creative director at Vogue, friend of many designers such as Karl Lagerfeld, Diane Fustenberg and fashion editors Anna Wintour and Diana Vreeland..... I'm just back from viewing the documentary on him at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.  Here's the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzZkVGCY5rY This is an inspiring …

“Civil discourse… quilts and films are ways to do that”

quilt, Ken Burns, video, documentary

Ken Burns, well-known American film-maker, recently revealed that in a lifetime of making films for other people, he was quietly collecting quilts, for his own enjoyment. Then he let them go on public show, at The International Quilt Study Center and Museum. The whistle-stop tour in under 2 minutes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zQCLyqD_lA And for the threads enthusiasts …

Stained Glass and Making films – Richard Leclerc and Make Works

stained glass, Arran

Having had so many posts last week about collage - here are 2 similar in a much more expensive media - stained glass and video.  Stained Glass A brief, one and a half minute film about Richard Leclerc, who lives and works on Arran Island, with a stained glass making practice. https://vimeo.com/96632783 2.  Video-making of …