Mit raschem Fluegelschlag
the bird and his nest
My favourite paintings always have been his bird paintings, (1950 – 1960), the simplicity of it and still so complicated in the process of development (Im Werden).
The way I understand his development of a painting is that he studied and sketched everything he wanted to paint and just to pull and dissect it all to nothing in order to start from the beginning.
I like that because I understand the way that works; only I keep the colors while Braque thinks shapes (I guess).
What surprises me so is what was written under his painting “Le Jour”, the writer in my book quotes Braque “If a painting does not disquiet – then what is it”.
He keeps on explaining the painting – “Le Jour” has a slightly nervy feel to it, the uneasiness emanates from the discordant relationship between yellow – green, burned ochre – yellow or violet – grey. The only uneasiness I detected is that large knife on the edge of the table.
But then we don’t have to agree with everything we read.
But we are always learning and there is still so much to be learned and so little time.
The empty nest by UR 1996
wish I had wings 1996
I still worked in fabric as well and made some ” WING” pieces
Raven ( after Robert Rauschenberg’s Collage”) ca 1998
collage with stuffed bird
white raven (after I saw my first real white raven on Haida Gwai)
raven on oak 2000
white bird 2003
with swift wing beat 2012
My birds from 1996 to 2012