Friday Art Rambeling

March 13, 2015

Things have been very exciting at my studio lately. I just got into two Galleries in New York. The Road Gallery in NYC  and Sara Nightingale Gallery in the Hamptons. I will also have one of my images in Refresh Magazine soon! I have applied to a bunch of opportunities and I am just waiting on the results…

It feels good to be getting my art back on track. The past few years have been rough recovering from Lyme Disease. My energy and concentration is continuing to increase and I think it makes a huge difference in the quality of my work. I feel my work has more focus and intention. I am also starting to feel more connected to the art world, and just the world in general.  Now that I am coming out of the fog cloud that Lyme created and I can look back on my experience with it and see how it has impacted my work.

I’ve been working on a new series based on a trip I took to eastern Oregon this Jan. The motivation for the new work came from wanting to create more depth in my work, and also from experiencing the passing of time while meditating.  I spent most of my time over the last 4 years inadvertently meditating. My brain was too tired to think or worry so I really was just being in the present moment. I am very thankful for that experience because it makes me look at the world differently. Now I am able to slow down and notice the subtle things that change slowly over time: seasons changing, the light shifting, clouds passing…

La Grande, 36x36", flashe on canvas

La Grande, 36×36″, flashe on canvas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am just realizing that time plays a huge part in my work. I’ve always used the landscape to express my self, but looking back on my work I am using the landscape to express my relationship to time. I am becoming more and more interested in experiencing art that changes over a period of time. I think of how we experience music as a piece that unfolds and changes during a duration of time.

When I was in Iceland in 2011 I would collect seaweed and bring it back to my studio. I loved watching it dry out over the course of the day. I made a book out of bound pages of seaweed and let it dry out so it became unreadable.

Home Sweet Home, 2x4", handmade book

Home Sweet Home, 2×4″, handmade book

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I want to start creating more “slow art”. Art objects that change slowly over time, art that can be experienced over a period of time, or images who’s subtle details slowly become visible. So, stay tuned!

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2 Responses to “Friday Art Rambeling”

  1. Hi Kelly,
    I am about to listen to the blog with you and Cory Huff. First I looked at your website. I love this post “Friday Art Rambling” from Mar. 13, 2015. I really connect to your experience.

    I had a heart transplant 3 yrs. ago, and before that 6 yrs. of living with Congestive Heart Failure – caused by chemo for breast cancer! I’ve gone through a very similiar process as you have, and am still in a bit of a fog.

    Through it all, photography (& good therapy) kept me going. I’m trying to establish a photography business, and would like to sell images that are suitable for health related settings – doctor’s offices, hospitals,etc. I really appreciate the info that you’ve shared on the podcast.

    Thank you for sharing your journey,
    Claudia Tammen

    • kelly neidig says:

      Hi Claudia,
      Thank you for the kind comment I am glad my podcast was informative :) I am sorry to hear about all your health issues. I really seems like you have been dealing with a lot, and it is amazing that you found time and energy to be creative through all of it! I totally recommend submitting your work to art consultants. They usually have contracts with the hospitals and health facilities for placing art. I found most of the consultants I applied to through http://art-collecting.com. Listed at the bottom of each city’s gallery guide page are some art consultants for that city.

      Good luck and email me if you have any other questions!