Friday, February 26, 2010

We Are More

I had wanted to find a clip of Canadian slam poet Shane Kozycan's "We Are More" from the Olympic Opening Ceremonies, but anything 'Olympic' was removed off of YouTube within hours. Upon discovering his last name through another blogger, I am finally able to post a clip here that hopefully won't be removed. Great words by a great guy, inspiring.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Into the Silence

One of my favorite pieces, hands down. A multi-layered mixed media piece consisting of the first few bars of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata,an reproduction of an excerpt from a 1940's scholar essay, the dictionary definition of moonlight and the hint of Beethoven peering through the bars of the music.

The title, a nod to Beethoven's encroaching deafness that overtook his life. Can there be something worse for a musician composer?

By Julie
"Into the Silence"
Mixed media on canvas 40" x 40"

"The pain passes, but the beauty remains.
" ~ Renoir