Coopérative Féminine de Djajibiné Gandega "Djida". Photograph by Anais Gordils
Oh to be a fly on the wall! I don't know about you, but I thrive on the energy surrounding artists at work and often wish I could just sit quietly observing without the artist being aware of my presence.
Durga Charan Das. Beautiful, contemplative photograph by Laurent G. See Laurent's Flickr photostream here and blog here.
WHATEVER MAN MAKES
Whatever man makes and makes live
lives because of the life put into it.
A yard of Indian muslin is alive with Hindu life.
And a Navajo woman, weaving her rug in the pattern of her dream
must run the pattern out in a little break at the end
so that her soul can come out, back to her.
But in the odd pattern, like snake-marks on the sand
it leaves a trail.
- D H Lawrence
Annamaria Potamiti's Studio. See blog here.
Elaine Kerr at work. See Elaine's Flickr photostream here.
Elizabeth Schuppe. See Elizabeth's art at Flickr, here.
Elizabeth Frank's work table. See Elizabeth's blog here and Etsy shop, here.
Mosaic artist and sculptor, Julie Deery. See Julie's Flickr photostream here.
Akbar Simonse took a series of photographs of sculptor Mark Rietmeijer at work. See series here.
Andrew Walford who lives and works in the rolling hills of KwaZulu Natal. Website here.
Andrew Walford painting one of his enormous ceramic tiles.
Don't forget Lynne Perrella's lucky draw, here on the 8th. You could win a copy of Inside the Painter's Sudio by Joe Fig ....
Love them all but I'm off to check out the mosaic link first. Thanks once more for sharing.ReplyDelete
Dear Robyn-I love seeing pics of artists at work...their hands, the lighting and intimate objects surrounding them. The life and love they pour into their art, hands on the potter's wheel, paintbrushes and jars of paint...sculptures come alive. Thanks so much for these images...and this poem goes in my sketchbbok...LOVE! xxxReplyDelete
I love seeing artists at work and how lovely to take a peek at their studios...ReplyDelete
Please put me in the draw for Lynne Perella's book, it would be bliss to curl up and lose yourself in her book.
Off to check out the links now.
It's always so much fun to see inside an artist's studio. Thanks for sharing with us.ReplyDelete
juste ici, j'étais attentif aux mains.. mais les genoux..!ReplyDelete
pas facile de travailler par terre!
I know what you mean about watching artists work...I used to feel like I was going into a trance while watching Arlene Fisch during class demonstrations. Thank you for the links to these artists.ReplyDelete
my heart rate increased as i gazed upon these images - thank you... now off to do some more in depth exploring...ReplyDelete
I love these shots. In some ways, I think I prefer the in progress images showing the dance of hands, the concentration, the materials in use, to the finished thing.ReplyDelete
I loved seeing other artists at work! I searched every detail in each picture for clues to what they might be thinking and doing. Loved it!ReplyDelete
It's always worth watching artists work. There is so much to learn from each person's decision-making process. Thanks for the opportunity to see so many creative minds at work.ReplyDelete
Thank you Robyn for including the photo from my studio, for introducing me to all these exciting artists, and for introducing me to your blog!!ReplyDelete
Wonderful! Now I want to visit each and every one of these artists in their studios! As always thank you!ReplyDelete
You always have the best photos and links! Thanks for posting and sharing!ReplyDelete
What a fun post. I too enjoy watching artists at work. There is something so intimate about being there and watching a creation come to life.ReplyDelete
There's something very personal and intimite here that can be shared only by artists - the mess, the joy of discovery, the squatting on the floor..... Thanks again Robyn and wow - love the piece you made for Barry and Fiona. Lucky them!! xoxoxoReplyDelete
Nothing like visuals of a diverse artists studios to enthuse and fascinate. Thanks Robyn!ReplyDelete
Great post to follow Joe Fig's studio sculptures. There is something so magical about watching someone work--like watching a whole new world come into being.ReplyDelete
"lives because of the life put into it ". Yes.ReplyDelete
As always a pleasure. Thanda.
I meant to comment yesterday, but I got lost in the links!ReplyDelete
Thanks for another great post Robyn.
I used to cruise flikr for studio images before mine was built. I got ideas that way...
I love seeing the faces and body language of these artists...each one clearly centered in creative flow...beautiful!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful and interesting blog entry...to see a collection of different artists deep in their work, connecting with their process. The pictures foeel so intimate and revealing. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I find your blog so very interesting and inspiring!ReplyDelete
I can feel the energy as I roll down your post. Thank you for sharing! I am inspired.ReplyDelete
Oh how cool to see these photos of artists at work....love them all!ReplyDelete
I felt the silence in these studios and their strong energies... I felt the smell of paints, wood and stone... Such intimate moments of creating... Thanks to you we were admitted to the realms of these artists!!ReplyDelete
I just posted my studio in shambles today and some sketches, since the only thing I could find in the space was a sketch book and something with which to draw. Ro and I were debating the black and white vs. color sketch. Seems that studios are "hot" these days.
The intensity of the artists expressions typifies the experience so well. Thanks Robyn.
I've just been lost in the last 3 of your posts, (not sure where i've been but i'm here now!) Loved Stephen Livingstone 7 the James R Lowell quote, 3rd post down.ReplyDelete
I'd love to feel the energy of these artists but might forget to be in awe & just join in, oh, that would be lovely.
Thanks, I'd sort of forgotten that i compiled my squares monthly, i should do that with the collage too - I'll try a 'tile' thing.
Thank you for another wonderful window into creativity.ReplyDelete
Awesome photos, Robyn!! i also adore seeing artists at work. It is so inspiring!!ReplyDelete
the fly on the wall....Don't you think some of these artists wouldn't totaly forget about you being there and watching...I even could imagine an intense communication without any word....Because so much life is happening...ReplyDelete
These make me want to get busy. The concentration and intensity is on display. I can almost feel it in several of these photos.ReplyDelete
It is so inspiring to see artists at work and in their studios, but I do have to say that those who are sitting on the floor or working on the floor must be pretty young because there is NO WAY I can sit on the floor for one minute- it hurts just thinking about it--which makes their work even more inspiring.ReplyDelete
Hi Robyn, sorry I haven't been by in so long - I see I've been missing quite a bit of richness. These photos are wonderful - inspiring and heart warming. They make my artist self smile.ReplyDelete
love to you, Karin
JUST now came to this.......lReplyDelete
so inspiring and warming
to see these hands and works.
Hi everyone, thanks for all your comments. I really appreciate you stopping by to give feedback or just to say hi.ReplyDelete
I feel so much energy here, a moment of creation, hands and imagination together on a quest... roxanneReplyDelete
I would love to be a fly on the wall of so many artists studios and see exactly how they work. It is lovely to have a little bit of insight Robyn. I love to see the rapt expressions on their faces as they are creating and becoming one with the creative process. I wonder if I look like that...?ReplyDelete