For Chromography: Writing in Color, Gerard Brown and I have engaged artist Jane Irish to write an essay for the exhibition brochure. She had several questions for me (Why Bach? What is the purpose of a score to you? What is your step-by-step of process?), to which I wrote a long and rambling reply. For those with the same sorts of questions, I present my responses to Jane in their entirety. _____ I trace this current
After a two-year hiatus from selling online, I’m now stocking an Etsy shop with my new Bach Project artwork and oddities. Where else can you buy an original watercolor of Prelude No. 1 in C Major? Or a music-themed Rubik’s Cube?
“Every Monday for 12 months, The Reconstructionists will debut a hand-painted illustration and short essay highlighting a woman from fields such as art, science, and literature.” [from Storyboard] Think Anna Magdalena Bach will make an appearance? I’m fascinated by this Reconstructionists project (the title makes me think of religious movements?) and love the combo of illustration with text. Togethe
Anna Magdalena Bach was Johann Sebastian Bach’s second wife, mother of 13 of his children, the copyist of his manuscripts and herself an accomplished musician. When I became interested in using J.S. Bach’s music as the basis for a new body of work, her name repeatedly caught my eye in my background research. Then I ran across an article describing how an Australian researcher has theorized, based on foren