In my highly biased opinion, some of the best work that comes out of PBS (besides Downton Abbey, of course), is the art21 series. A learner by nature, I love finding out why people do what they do. I like finding information out even more when it relates to stuff I do. Since a lot of what I do has to do with memory, I really liked this episode. Here’s part of it about artist Susan Rothenberg:
And a blurb about the artist from the PBS website:
A transplant from New York, Susan Rothenberg produces paintings that reflect her move to an isolated home studio in New Mexico and her evolving interest in the memory of observed and experienced events. In her early career, she became noted for her series of large paintings of horses. Now, however, she does not find herself creating series. “The paintings are more of a battle to satisfy myself now and I don’t have a sense of series,” she says. Drawing on material from her daily life, she confesses that in her current work “the second painting seems to complete the series.” Sitting in her studio, Rothenberg speaks candidly about her working process and her occasional battles with artistic block.
As a side note, I am excited to watch this:
Watch Artist and Activist Ai Weiwei’s Muse is His Conscience on PBS. See more from Independent Lens.
Looking forward to the weekend, I’ll be shooting some portraits, seeing people I love and learning extensively about Adobe’s Lightroom program. I’ll have some photo stuff up early next week :)