8/21/2007

Dublin Street Artist


These days I am noodling on travel pictures.

My friend Lucy and I have signed up for a 2008 show date at Gallery 10 - for a two person show of works drawn from photographs we have taken while traveling.

At this point I am in the awkward hunting stage, looking for images to work with for the show. I know there is something worthwhile in all these images - its just going to take some work to cull and spot them.

These are digital files. Once I select the images the real fun begins - playing with the images and printing them.

TIP: The first step in the creative process, contrary to some popular notions that an artist waits for the muse to whisper in their ear, is to get down to work. I have to get to work and find the show.

In this case the search is even more fun because the images bring back memories - and stories.

On the day in this photo Jim and I were in Dublin walking toward O'Connell Bridge when we saw the street artist and his half-finished masterpiece. He worked intently, oblivious to the people who stopped and lingered to watch him, or to the fast moving pedestrians who tossed him no more than a glance as they passed by.

I was bursting with questions but he did not look up - and I kept quiet.
How long has it taken you?
How did you get started doing this?
Have you always been able to draw like that?
Do your cover it at night?
Will people leave it alone?

and the $64,000 question -
What happens if it rains?

I took this photograph a year ago -
Surely the chalk drawing was washed away long ago.

Is the artist still there?
No matter. I have the picture of the picture.

So many things are that way.
What is real -
and for how long?

Oh, gee, excuse me That does sound a little overly overly. But its been that kind of a day.

4 comments:

Unknown said...

bridal online shop bridal gowns wholesale wedding dresses high quality bridal gowns wholesale custom wedding dresses wedding apparel wedding dresses top sellers wedding dresses2010 new arrivals 2010 new arrivals wedding dresses beach wedding dresses Luxury Wedding Dresses plus size wedding dresses wedding party dresses bridesmaid dresses junior bridesmaid dresses flower girl dresses mother of bride dresses wedding shoes wedding bags wedding accessories evening dresses prom dresses cocktail dresses quinceanera dresses little black dresses

Unknown said...

Satin & Tulle bridal gowns Taffeta & Chiffon bridal gowns Taffeta & Lace bridal gowns Taffeta & Organza bridal gowns Sleeveless bridal gowns Cap Sleeves bridal gowns Short Sleeves bridal gowns Elbow Sleeves bridal gowns Three Quarter Sleeves bridal gowns Long Sleeves bridal gowns Beading bridal gowns Sequin bridal gowns Sash bridal gowns Flower bridal gowns Beading & Sequin bridal gowns Beading & Flower bridal gowns Beading & Rhinestone bridal gowns Beading & Lace bridal gowns Fringe bridal gowns Applique bridal gowns Applique & Beading bridal gowns Applique & Sequin bridal gowns Embroidery bridal gowns Satin & Tffeta bridal gowns

Unknown said...

Josh and Jazz prom dresses Jovani prom dressesLa Femme prom dressesLanda prom dressesLara Design prom dressesMac Duggal prom dressesMacis Design prom dressesMauri Simone prom dressesMe Prom prom dressesMon Cheri prom dressesMori Lee prom dressesNight Moves prom dressesNika prom dressesNiki prom dressesPanoply prom dressesParty Time Formals prom dresses Pronovias prom dresses Riva Designs prom dresses Romantic Bridals prom dresses Saison Blanche prom dresses Scala prom dresses Sherri Hill prom dresses Studio 17 prom dresses Terani prom dresses Tiffany prom dresses Val Stefani prom dresses

Unknown said...

bridal online shop bridal gowns wholesale wedding dresses high quality bridal gowns wholesale custom wedding dresses wedding apparel wedding dresses top sellers wedding dresses2010 new arrivals 2010 new arrivals wedding dresses beach wedding dresses Luxury Wedding Dresses plus size wedding dresses wedding party dresses bridesmaid dresses junior bridesmaid dresses flower girl dresses mother of bride dresses wedding shoes wedding bags wedding accessories evening dresses prom dresses cocktail dresses quinceanera dresses little black dresses