Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Gyotaku Project - insight

Janet McDonald from the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council did an interview with me about my gyotaku project last week and it is on the front page of their website.  NLAC showcases some of the work of grant recipients through their site. There you can get a deeper insight into the project and how it progressed.  The NLAC generously funded the grant which made it possible for me to spend the past year knee deep in fishy things.  Thank you.

I have also provided a short video of some of the images that I have created using the gyotaku technique. It is also available on my website. Make sure you have the sound turned on for this.  The Japanese music is so calming. The gyotaku workshop will be held on April 16th and you can register for it through the Workshop page on my site.  I might even bring Ruby along...


Lisa Le Quelenec said...

A beautiful video with the perfect music. I feel set for the day now, nicely chilled out like I've just strolled through the local aquarium. Thank you for sharing.

Robyn said...

Very good interview, Jeanette. I'd love to see it published elsewhere. It will be!

I watched your video and the beauty of this body of work is extraordinary. Congratulations. I do hope you are able to mount a solo exhibition this year. You deserve it.

Margaret Ryall said...

I loved the variety you were able to achieve with this technique. I still have to check out the interview. Fantastic work. You should be proud.

Anonymous said...

The metallic ones on dark backgrounds are superb.

RH Carpenter said...

This was such an elegant presentation of your work and loved the music - so much so that I went over and ordered the book :)

Jeanette said...

Lisa, thank you. It is relaxing, especially the music.

Robyn, it gives an insight into some of the challenges and learning curves for this project. I enjoyed it. And all from a little link you sent me about gyotaku! See what you started? :) Much appreciated too.

I'm working on exhibition space and should have news soon.

I enjoyed the project Margaret and learned a lot too. It was hard work and I feel like I have two full time jobs most of the time!

I'm glad you enjoyed the selection of images shown here.

Thanks anonymous...they aren't metallic really, a touch of gold in the group of smelt, but more a play of light.

Rhonda, I'm delighted that you enjoyed the gyotaku pieces and the music. I have to admit I love that piece...called Ripples very appropriately.

Thank you for ordering the book, I do hope you enjoy it.

Sue Pownall said...

A great video. I was amazed at all the variety of images you have achieved through this technique.