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Joseph Fiedler
June 2011
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Summer’s finally near and that means so’s my birthday and all the reflection that goes along with that -proportionate to the degree of trajectory.  So, here are a few recent studio items to share for your professional and personal enrichment.

Congo Square for New Orleans Magazine. Congo Square, for those who don’t know, is the literal heartbeat of New Orleans.  Located in Louis Armstrong Park, the area known as the square was the only place that African Americans could congregate and play drums [which had been banned elsewhere].  From that Congo beat spawned a legacy that is a rich part of American and world culture, from Jelly Roll Morton, Little Richard and Big Chief Jolly, to Winton Marsalis and Dr. John and Dumpstafunk. Mambo!
Potential / Untested for aiCIO.  Unfortunately, no more can be said about that.
See the whole cool issue and how it was made HERE!
I recently purchased an easel, which is actually my first, if I’m not mistaken.  Previously, I’ve always used a wall-or desktop.  Along with the easel, I bought some new 4X4 foot canvases to exercise my analog [as Mick Wiggins called them] painting skills and emphasize my seeing deficiencies.  It’s hard to make big images after not having made a large--that large, one in awhile.  I like the idea of retaining a sketchbook like feeling albeit not an easy feat while increasing scale.  I patterned the lettering after a piece on paper that I had done earlier in the year: I HATE CULTURE.   The new piece is vaguely autobiographical and relates to my grandmother but can also be seen as an archetype of the “immigrant”.  The easel works real good to.
The new painting-yet untitled. 48X48 inches, Acrylic and Alkyd on Canvas. 2011. MY ANCESTORS FOUGHT THE TURKS I TRAVELED WITH A NUMBER HOME IS A STATE OF MIND!

I HATE CULTURE! Acrylic and pencil on Paper 2011. THE EARTH IS ONLY 5,000 YEARS OLD I HATE CULTURE MY MOTHER IS A SPIDER!

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