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An Awakened Being to Watch over My Studio: Ivan Chan’s Here Kitty

Here Kitty By Ivan Chan. Frame by Margaret Almon.
Here Kitty By Ivan Chan. Frame by Margaret Almon.

I had my first interview on video, with Rachel of Square Peg Artery and Salvage in Philadelphia.  We filmed in my studio, and Rachel had a calming effect on me, since being videotaped made me nervous.  Rachel asked me what artists I would tell others to “google” and why.   One of the artists that I mention in the interview is Ivan Chan, and a print of his fingerpainting “Here Kitty” watches over my studio and glimpses of it are in the video.  The colors in Ivan’s art are full of spirit and intensity, and his tagline is “Invite Beauty” which I love as a motto to live by.  Ivan has been going through the process of becoming a therapist, and I believe he will be a fine one, with his eye for beauty in life, and powers of observation.  I made a frame for this Kitty icon, which Ivan describes as an awakened being, a Buddha disguised as a cat, in all my favorite orange glass to catch the light.

Watching the Square Peg interview was uncomfortable for me, since I feel awkward being on camera, but I was honored to have the chance to share my art and my creative passions, and support Square Peg, which has been a great supporter of my work.  What artists would you tell others to look up on google?

 

 

6 comments

  1. Debbie Young says:

    That was a great interview! But I know how you feel about being viewed like that. I enjoyed the content and getting a chance to hear you speak. Very bold and courageous to share a video. I’ll have to ramp up to that someday…

  2. It’s beautiful – very serene and calming. And I know how you feel about being or feeling or thinking you seem awkward on camera, because I’m the same way. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea.

    P.S. – Thanks for stopping by on my SITS Day! I’m your newest follower 🙂

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