Re: Kallis on line
Your reaction to and reading of Corvid Fest has touched me deeply. I am truly happy that a mere ~8 x 10' could have
generated the repercussions you describe.
Indian crows that appear in the Kalli series connote various things: some communities view them with disgust because of their scavenging habits; others interpret their caws as announcing unexpected but pleasant visitors; yet another community offers up its dead to them for final disposal and is dismayed that their population is dwindling rapidly. From what I have seen of them and their habits, I feel they are intelligent.
"Song of the Crow" by Layne Maheu, a highly imaginative book, affirms this!
I was unable to locate the Bach piece which I would very much like to listen to. Can you give me details of the CD so I can locate it? Thanks to Pam N's suggestion, I have requested the Lewis-Williams book out of curiosity.
Once again, many thanks for communicating your reaction to Corvid Fest. It has registered indelibly in my memory and will evoke precious sentiments in the years to come.
On 14-Sep-06, at 7:59 AM, Carmen Lizardo wrote:
Dear Rajul, Words sometimes get in our way, when we want to speak about art. Who knows why cave men decided to stop meeting their basic biological necessities to go inside a dark cave and paint? Words do get in the way, but Corvit Fest has moved me profoundly. The beautiful, emptiness of the room with black birds pecking on a pile of [debris, rice, dust??] on the floor. The space is so quiet, Devoid of human life, or maybe the humans have all turned into birds. Maybe this photograph is so close to me because of my feelings about war, death and desolation in the world. I can't help relating it to personal experieces on the subject. Absolutely moving and wonderful. There is a Bach piece, Suite number one for Violoncello Solo interpreted by Anner Bylsma, it feels just like this work. Listen to it if you have a chance. (it must be Bylsma interpretation though) It will tell you more about what I mean than anything that I can write. I hope this doesn’t sound to melodramatic, but if it does is okay, I can excuse it by saying that it is cultural thing for me … :-) Thanks you so much for sharing your work. Carmen --- Venkatram Iyer <email@example.com> wrote:Christina, Katherine, Many thanks for taking the time to look at the Kallis and other stuff. I can understand your preference for gum-overs. But because Kallis are new in my hand, I sought feedback. Unfortunately, what appears on the web does not fully reflect the actual. Thank you once again for your supportive comments. Rajul On 13-Sep-06, at 6:31 AM, Christina Z. Anderson wrote:Your work is beautiful (overused word, sorry),Rajul--first of all, Ilike your artist statement, easy to understand andsuccinct. Second,in your work you have woven an element ofnostalgia in well with anelement of surrealism in a nice balance betweensweet and odd, or softand edgy...my faves are the ones with birds (twoat top of website),the Fibres of Being which is edgy like excoriatedflesh, andInterface. Of course, I am also biased to the oneswhere you have usedgumover for color, too. Chris CZAphotography.com ----- Original Message ----- From: "VenkatramIyer" <firstname.lastname@example.org>To: <email@example.com> Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2006 2:54 PM Subject: Kallis on lineHello list, I have put some Kallis on my web page at <http://www.theartark.com/iyer.html> Feedback is welcome. TIA!! Rajul__________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com