Kirk Reeves: cette catégorie de mon blog contient des articles qui ont à voir avec le musicien Kirk Reeves et le portrait mural que j’ai peint de lui.
I’m ashamed to say that the statue of Portlandia that I’ve alternately mocked and adored for years is not mine to parody or plagiarize.
As I painted the Kirk Reeves mural last July, filmmaker Ifanyi Bell created a lovely portrait of Kirk’s legacy, of the mural’s process, and of me for OPB.
It’s my style of course, but it’s more than that too. Pour commencer, c’est mon style, mais l’explication ne s’arrête pas là.
As I painted the Kirk Reeves memorial, I kept a diary of the work I was doing and of the conversations I was having, and this post is an edited version of that log.
Last week, I officially unveiled the mural, and then I had a lovely visit with Kirk’s sister.
This public art project taught me so much about so many different things. J’ai appris beaucoup avec ce projet d’art public.
I’m having an open air art opening in the parking lot of the building where the mural is located on 15 August.
After a year of planning and two weeks of painting, I sort of can’t believe it, but it is! Après un an de planification et quinze jours travail, j’ai un peu de mal à le croire, mais elle l’est!
There are three answers to this question, and, if you don’t think they are any good, I would encourage you to examine your own beliefs before finding fault with my decision.
Working on a mural is a good way to get a lot of exercise, especially if you paint like I do. Quand on travaille sur une peinture murale, on fait beaucoup d’exercice, surtout quand on peint comme moi je le fais.
Including today, I have five more days to work on the Kirk Reeves mural at 430 NE Lloyd. In my rational mind, I know it’s totally do-able, but as I write this it doesn’t feel that way.
As I’ve been working on my portrait mural of Kirk Reeves at 430 NE Lloyd over the last week or so, the question of appropriation has come up many times and in a variety of forms.