Thursday, April 09, 2015

Learn all I can

Soulskin: Seeding the Prairie  created by Susan Lordi Marker 1999, nylon, iron, copper, pigment, 76"x41"x3'
Three things make a good painter
1.  love to do it
2.  look closely at paintings by others
3.  learn all you can     
(above text found in 2000 journal copied from somewhere unknown)

When I teach, I show my students excellent examples by other artists, such as this piece by Susan Lordi Marker

I have written more about this artist on Modernist Aesthetic.

13 comments:

  1. Another artist book-marked for a closer look! Whoa! Thank you...

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  2. This is amazing, is this work all stitch? Wonderful-I have to check this one out also.

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  3. This is not a stitched piece. The artist uses a chemical devore process to make her marks.
    However, I think that it is good inspiration for those of us who want to make marks with stitch. That is why I am showing it here, and I have asked for Susan Lordi Marker's permission to do so.
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  4. What a wonderful piece! And a wonderful practice when teaching.

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  5. THANK YOU for the link Judy, what an amazing artist that is !!!!!!!!

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  6. It is a wonderful inspiration for making marks! thanks again!

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  7. 'Seeding The Prairie' is wonderful !
    It would be just as wonderful if stitched !
    Thanks for the link to a fascinating artist !

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  8. Thank you for the introduction To Susan Lordi Marker . . . her work is entrancing!

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  9. I love her word "soulskin"

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  10. It's very special. I agree with your statements as well.

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  11. When I teach my students I show them works from other artists too. I am worried because they only pay attention to works of art and artists that they find in social media (such as Instagram) and not in books, exhibitions...

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  12. Montse, you raise a real concern.
    I have noticed that young artists go online for their research - and there are a lot of contemporary artists for them to look at.
    There are also the classics online because they have been collected by galleries and the galleries have put Rembrandt and Matisse and Rothko and Alice Neel up - but those artists of a certain age who were just mid career or even mature before the internet - where the only place you can see their work is in print form - those artists are being missed.

    So partly why I am writing Modernist Aesthetic and also this blog is to help bring some of these artists to wider attention.

    Thank you all for good comments about this artist. I hope to write about her more on Modernist aesthetic when I find time.
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  13. I have always loved this piece, Judy. Many years ago i researched the cloque technique she used. Perhaps we should play with it in October!

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Thank you for taking the time to connect. Much appreciated.xx