Thursday, September 29, 2016
Post from Camac's Facebook page (click on "Camac Centre D'art" to learn more about them), Marnay-sur-Seine, where I am nearly done (leaving tomorrow) with a month-long residency spent among trees in rows, beautiful stone, clay and wood, and several other artists ( two poets, a painter, sound artist, and photographer). Also some cows and a goat, yesterday, in my jogging path. Thank you to Karine for all her wonderful dinners on top of her main duties in the business office while Camac waits for its next chef, Laetitia for her bright smile and the work she does for the artists and the center, and Jean-Yves for making Camac a place for mind-opening new connections for an ever-expanding group of artists and art lovers.
Dinner tonight with Feng Shen and Bo Jo, her husband. We are the last ones to leave, tomorrow morning. Jean-Yves stopped in to say hello, and we talked of several things: McDonalds, real French (Belgian) fries, Taiwanese artists, and...a few other topics now lost to the wind.
Interesting experience for my first artist residency. Beautiful, countryside place, and...in France, surrounded by architecture with the layers of many centuries, and the sense of charm and style that every French person knows, one way or another. Of course there are many more elements that go into making this experience "French", but that's for another day's contemplation.
Work on "The Ogre & the Mermaid" continues in Paris...
Posted by baku at 10:25 AM
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
This is an open-air barn that appears to be used for cutting logs (because that's what's inside, anyway). It's the first building you bump into after crossing the bridge, or an indicator that you're close to the end of the walk of you're on your way back.
The three of us made fried rice for dinner for everyone tonight. With champagne. Fried rice with champagne. Try it, sometime.
From the sky to 7 inches away. Things look different when they're seen from unaccustomed distances.
Every day is important. When I was younger, I had the feeling that the important days would happen sometime in the future. Now I'm coming round to feeling that they happen "now".
This now is nearly complete. I'm ready for the next part, ready to jump again.
Posted by baku at 3:55 PM
Down the gravel road, past the rows of poplars...
Posted by baku at 8:33 AM
Screening of the Ogre rough draft went fairly smoothly, though the colors became fluorescent on the little projector. Audience response difficult to interpret, but it went ok. Keep going.
I'm leaving soon, on to Paris for Phase II. Work cut out for me, to be sure.
Life is constant transition.
Posted by baku at 8:07 AM
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Here's the roof of the priory. Still beautiful.
Last photo - the remains of the pigeon we saw on the road when we first arrived. It is disappearing with the passage of time.
ps - added a few photos to the winery post, courtesy of Ann and Feng Chen: picking grapes!
Posted by baku at 2:54 PM