One of the best parts of what I do has to do with the fascinating people I find myself exchanging ideas with. In part, I measure my professional satisfaction by the interest level I hold toward the people/artists I meet and create with. A few years back I was asked to create a work for the Blaffer Gallery to works by Gabriel Kuri, now I’ve been commissioned to make a work in response to an exhibition by Geraldine Ondrizek, called The Sounds of Cells Dividing, Cellular, and Chromosome Painting. http://academic.reed.edu/art/faculty/ondrizek/
One aspect of the exhibit are sounds of human cells -some healthy, some dying- recorded through their vibrations. This spoke to me as an example of resonance and our innate knowledge and phycological understanding of clean and healthy sound, and how we react/feel about it and it’s absence.
One of my birthday traditions is to find an Italian church to spend time in. This year, I stumbled upon one where the organ was being tuned. It was an enormous instrument in a comparatively small church and the theme of sound’s resonance re-visited me. It’s a little like a musical cord is searching for it’s own purpose or vocation in the world of sound, falling out of balance, then finding it’s way back on track. It was simple experience, yet thought-provoking visit.
Photos are of us creating some of the work in the gallery at U of H Clear Lake.