Wednesday, September 12, 2007

original feelings

i encourage every artist i know to visit the site of one of my most admired artists, Harrell Fletcher.
okay, this is truly a coincidence (and also very significant) that he is from portland.
i was introduced to him last year as he was a guest in my experimental video course at the U of M.
he has participated in whitney biennials for his work with LEARNING TO LOVE YOU MORE where he engages an expansive community to participate with assignments. An endearing collection of folk art! real grassroots. his process feels very genuine and the community he creates through LTLYM is almost visceral -- it is now a book, indeed!

entirely charming and mysterious. makes me cry, still.
I LOVE HIS VIDEOS. please view them for yourselves

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