This week I have been doing some more reading to try and increase my understanding and knowledge about the environmental crisis we are all in. Cathy Fitzgerald (see Ecoliteracy courses online,Haumea and the Hollywood Forest) recommended I check out the work of filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg. He has been making films for 40 years and has a series called MovingArt at movingart.com and can be seen on Netflix. I only watched a snippet but what I saw was beautiful. In the films Louie brings virtual nature into your own home. Those in nursing homes and unable to get out can benefit greatly from viewing them, as did I although my time was brief. He is also a very impressive and down to earth speaker.
Inge Van Doorslaer, fellow artist and friend, and I have begun making videos for the Lonradh at Home series at the Crawford Art Gallery and our first joint effort is out tomorrow, 11/11/20, on the Crawford Art Gallery website crawfordartgallery.ie under Creative Cocooning. This video follows on from a series I did over the summer months which can also be seen on the website. Lonradh is a monthly programme for people with memory loss and their families which has been running at the Crawford Art Gallery for many years.
I am continuing to work towards my solo exhibition at the Blackwater Valley Makers in December. Here is a detail from one of the drawings I will be having in the show.