"Marking my Life", A collaborative performance at the University of Idaho with Jane Brucker, Mark La Mont and college arts community, Visiting Artist, September 24, 2014
During September and October of 2014 I was a visiting guest and resident artist in the Department of Art and Design at the University of Idaho, Moscow, ID. From September 22-26 I collaborated with artist Jane Brucker, students and arts community in a two person public lecture, Marking the Future, Unraveling the Past, Jane's performance, Unravel my performance, Marking my Life and a duel performance with Jane entitled Moving.
These following images, from Marking my Life, document my body as brush in a painting representing to me the cycle of life, 400 ceramic tea bowls; a large scroll book of childhood drawings; a large horse hair brush; jewelry & sound making instruments and still images captured from the public performance . For the first time, I presented a brushmaking workshop as a performance, resulting in students ritualistically presenting their brushes and sumi ink marks along side my own. I will be posting on my performance page, of this site, video and additional photos of this performance.
The last three photos are during the clean up of the walls that resulted in the most amazing ghost like marks and tracings of what had taken place in the gallery.