More and more stuff

The Making of ‘Raspberry The Rehearsal’ an animation made out of the drawings and sounds of the rehearsal is finished and now on YouTube…..i’m so getting into this techi neting think!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e49YB8hNMww

http://www.youtube.com/user/crutchtanyaraabe

this artwork is touring with Raspberry by Fittings NOW….so book your tickets …..its a fab show! http://www.fittings.org.uk/raspberry_schedule.html

After sleepng for a few days and regaining my youthfull looks mmmmmm….I’m touring with the show and running workshops on the themes of Raspberry. Perfection and Perfectability….which one are you? Lookout for more photos of the workshops on Flickr!

Inbetween all this chaos and mayhem and enless meetings I’m beginning to set out and paint the new portraits…..earlier this week i was in Tate Modern researching Disability Culture in their artworks on display……I studied and did drawings of Monet’s Water Lillies and Francis Bacon’s Seated Figure and engaged with the public about the disability context within these artworks…..I was thanked for the ‘education’……facts like Monet was Visually impaired when he made this work was welcomed and a new dialoge was opened up about how his impairment might have influence the making of this artwork.

I also looked closely at Jackson Pollock’s Number 14, I was fascinated with his use of materials. Using an ink droper is a technique i have used for many years when drawing and i wonder if I should develop this markmaking in my new portraits using oil paint…..free it up a bit….What do you think?

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About Tanya Raabe

Tanya Raabe Visual Artist: an established Artist has recently toured Who’S WhO – portraits of established disabled artists nationally, including screening at National Portrait Gallery; exhibition tour, Light House, Wolverhampton; The Place, Telford; Oriel Wrexham, Shape, London. Recently as Artist Advisor to ACE and Cultural Olympiad on Artist taking the Lead commissioning panel. I'm Presently creating a new commision for Meadow Arts / National Trust Croft Castle, 'The Custodians'.
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