Saturday, July 12, 2008


Old friend cassowary is a bit intense, self-taught (which means non-taught) in the social skills, tends to fix you with that peripheral stare, so it's nice to move on to another image. We dropped in on our friends at Fishead last night to see the amazing art of Fred Rich. Wonderful as this image is, it just barely conveys what's up with this visionary artist. Ms Tina Karagulian will be exhibiting at Fishead in November.

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Blogger rebecca said...

there is definitely a strong mexican feel to his painting with the colors that are so part of their artesania culture, but also because his painting reminds me much of freda kahlo's and how she melded herself with nature in her paintings as well. and yet, it also reveals an eastern feel with the red garment, the head covering and the way he his hands are in prayer....

i would have loved to have seen his exhibition....

10:29 AM  
Blogger Tammie Lee said...

Yes indeed, wonderful art!
I feel like I have not been in blog land for a while, am enjoying a look at what you have been up to! Also posting a few of my own. As always thanks for your visits which feel supportive!

12:06 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Rebecca: I see (and feel) all the interweavings that you mention, as well as the "pointillism" of the indigenous people of Australia: in fact, before I met Fred, I assumed he was from Australia: he's not, he's from Acuña, just across the border from Del Rio, Texas. Given that we are in a drought down here, I thanked him for all the images of rain, including plaster clouds on the wall of the gallery. In parting, he said that his work was very spiritual for him. It was a wonderful room to step into.

4:54 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Tammie Lee: Given a choice between blogland or camping in heaven, I'd make your choice every time. Keep camping for us all.

5:06 PM  
Blogger San said...

Very cool painting. I first thought Australian aboriginal. That's probably inaccurate, but there is a swirliness to the energy and I believe that's what made me think aboriginal.

Tina has an exhibition!!!! Congratulations!

9:26 AM  
Blogger murat11 said...

San: I'm with you: Australian (ab)original was my first take when I saw the invitation to the show. The man is definitely global / universal / deep in his reach.

5:00 PM  

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