Kirk Reeves: this category of my blog includes articles and videos about Kirk Reeves and about the mural portrait that I painted of him.
Sometimes losing myself in a single creative endeavor is the best way to rest. Parfois, j’aime bien me perdre dans un effort créatif pour me reposer.
Over the last year and some, the City of Portland pressured me to break the law repeatedly. I’ve talked about it before on my blog, but I’m going to speak more openly about my disappointment today because, today, an article in the Willamette Week gives me more to be disappointed about.
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.