Friday, November 6, 2015

Wind in My Hare PT 1


I believe that most of you are most familiar with my Chinese dolls...well...actually, I have been creating rabbits-hares longer than my Chinese dolls!!

Rabbits or Hares just happened...I created one rabbit doll and...well you know what they say about rabbits! 

Moon rabbits, Fair Hares, Wind in my Hares..

Inspiration :Wind In My Hair

MANY years ago '96' or '97, I was with my friend Joyce in Baltimore. We were fortunate enough to discover the American Visionary Art Museum...and we were we fortunate that we were able to see their a new exhibit "Wind In My Hair".

Joyce and I were stunned at the pure emotion that came from these outsider artists. 
A label created by French artist Jean Dubuffet to describe art created outside the boundaries of official culture; Dubuffet focused particularly on art by those on the outside of the established art scene, such as psychiatric hospital patients and children.
While Dubuffet's term is quite specific, the English term "outsider art" is often applied more broadly, to include certain self-taught or naïve art makers.
Joyce and I felt their joy in their unbridled creations, having to create no matter their circumstances. I have been fortunate to revisit this museum for several exhibits, each one very compelling. It is one of my most favorite museums in the world!

Definition :Wind In My Hair

HA! I searched for the origin of this saying and came up with nothing...nada! So here's my shot at it...

Wind in my hair: 
to get outside
let your hair down to feel the breeze 
Photography: Mark Mortensen

Play on Words :Wind In My HARE
I love the play on words. So I took that inspiration and (un)know definition and put them together to create a rabbit...a HARE in motion feeling the wind in his hair.

My first Wind was created shortly after our visit to the AVAM at the end of the 1990's. I have made several Wind in My Hares within this series: on a  3ft wingspan plane, on a bike, on skis, and of course on skates...

In the weeks to follow:
~Wind's Costuming
~Wind in Detail

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