Cell 41 greenwich studio 2018-06-29-31 (one full saturday)
pre notes; thursday 28th 0650 hours
we will focus on just painting, making task lists of associated things to do for after cell. It has been four months since last cell, fat too long i feel. Also the next cell is likely a further seven weeks out, so this makes painting at cell41 that much more needed.
We will start by sorting all current works, then begin blue print and auto draw upon the exploding pizza. this is twelve feet wide and eight feet high.
Kelly did a sketch of a new piece for us to be drinking in a bar together while contemplating both art and the universe.
I got a small crate on marthas vineyard for us to use as a singular portrait of the two of us as morgen berrien.
2018-07-01 sunday ; day three in greenwich studio for the 2 night cell 41. It has been an amazing cell. On friday night kelly arrived after a horrible drive with too much traffic. We talked for hours and sorted our finished and unfinished work. This first night ended at 0200 saturday morning.
We started on the exploding pizza around 0900 saturday morning. It is so big that it allowed us to both autodraw various sections at same time.
Sunday morning; 2018-07-01 1035 hours. We just returned from Todds Point beach. Kelly and I walked out in the water. Low tide is so beautiful with tiny little sand bars, Kelly went swimming. She is at peace in the salt water. Yesterday on PX (short for exploding pizza) we auto drew the entire blueprint consisting of our cranky corners (where we go whenone or both of us needs a time out). Instead of a visual pizza we have eachother painting, examining the inner and outer world. There are jellyfish, regular fish, anemone and clown fish, and moth of luna, written logs of art cell (hence the annals in title (actual working title is the annals of an exploding pizza with cranky corners).
Kelly began (and took home with her) the new painitngs for wendy and india. The wendy one is her new copy of the two flowers from the peoples bank solo show we did. The india one is a requested abstraction.
Kelly has a far greater grasp of abstract/expressionism than me. The px is so full of organics, planes on land and in the sea. We want to exhibit both the physical and non physical attributes of the world and beyond our world.
2018-07-04 0915hours Still wanting to write more about cell41.....
both of us work px in our minds(and me upon it for now). I hope to bring it to her in 3 weeks. There is a chance I can visit her studio then, just a few weeks prior to boston cell 42 in mid august. Kelly is working the abstraction on indias painting while considering px. The pollen haze painting resembles greatly the px. The px looks like us, or what we intend to express about the beauty in the world (sea life, clouds, fields). The humor and reality is in the cranky corners where in reality we go to sustain a healthy work environment.