Category Archives: Studio Updates

Some background for the museum box artifacts

It is my practice to journal a lot at the beginning of a body of work. It helps gather the disparate threads that have been coming gradually into awareness and begin to load these into images. As the body of … Continue reading

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Looking at the June Life Drawing Workshop

My life drawing workshop this June used iconic images posted on the wall to symbolize the central ideas of the class. The image of unraveling rope above represents the revealing of significant paths to approach this complex problem by way … Continue reading

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Rix Jennings Summer Life Drawing Workshops

I am teaching two life-drawing workshops again this summer at my studio. These have evolved over 30 years into 3–day immersion experiences quite different from regular drawing classes. The evolution was the result of 2 important, divergent traditions in my … Continue reading

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Spring, Emergence and Drawing

Art has a lot to do with the energies of ascent and descent as I have written ( Circulatsio, Ascent and Descent ). These divergent movements create an image of the metaphorical earth below and heavens above, leaving some kind … Continue reading

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Dilemma Tales and Art

A dilemma tale is a particular kind of story with roots in a variety of tribal cultures. It sets up a situation in which the arc of the story is incomplete and the hearers are faced with a choice that … Continue reading

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Circulatsio, Ascent and Descent

I am one month into a Sea Change: a change from painting to drawing, but also a change from one world to another. The word “circulatsio” from Alchemy, means a move through different conditions, a progression of consciousness. My image … Continue reading

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Radio, Imagination and Art

Lately I am listening to radio dramas as I work in the studio. I have been a “listener” since I was six years-old, a Bendix radio perched atop my desk. Drawing and listening became a composite whole, the aural environment … Continue reading

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