the artist with wanderlust… musing & artwork by Amanda Palmer & PHOTOPIA
There have been clouds of wood shavings flying from the woodblocks in my studio these days – I’ve also been focused on drawing and making prints. I believe I’ve generated more prints in the last four or five months than the many previous years combined. Some might say I have been visited by my muse. I appreciate the concept of the muse in art – a spirit or source inspiring art creation… However, ideas and creations are not solely the responsibility of a potentially fleeting spirit outside the artist…
Another definition of muse is to have deep thoughts, or to meditate. This is a large part of how I see my artistic muse these days. It is not merely a presence visiting and inspiring – it is hard work, observation and time spent in the outdoors – and being driven as well by the desire to push my ideas to the next level ~ along with many hours of drawing and carving fine lines in wood.
I hope you enjoy my musings from the last few months…
As an expression of my love of the processes and transformative power of creating art I have enjoyed teaching and sharing my knowledge with young and old. Over the years I have trained myself to teach other artists and aim to inspire others to discover the creativity innate in themselves. I am a practicing artist who has expanded my art making beyond the studio into participatory engagement with different people in different settings. I lead young people and adults in creative experiences that deepen their understanding and engagement with the world around them and with their own creative fire.
I create my own unique Place-Based art – translating my flashes of wonder and impressions of a place onto the printed page through the laborious and time-consuming ancient technique of relief printing.
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I couldn’t hear the sound of the bird, but what you described made me think of a camp robber, sometimes known as a Rocky Mountain Jay, Peterson’s bird book refers to it as a Gray Jay. Maybe a Clark’s nut cracker?
I always enjoy your updates, and especially this one on the Big Horn Canyon.
Best to you and Shaun
Rita and Tim
I see from the Guadalupe Mtn Natl Park website that you will be Artist in Residence there this Spring? I’m a ceramic artist living in Alpine, Tx and very interested in wood/lino printmaking. I would love to come to the park and meet and visit with you while you’re here in my neighborhood. Your work is wonderful! And I love your approach.
i look forward to meeting you!!!