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About images and their titles

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Sometimes I draw something and until the last second I don’t really know what it means and what it is and who it is and why I drew it. Even though I have consequently planned each and every element of this image with rough sketches. I think “What the hell is this? Why am I drawing this?”.

Sometimes I leave it on my desk for a day or two, then come back to it and know more about it: “Oh my God! That is a Nereid, a sea nymph protecting the sailors!” and I draw the last lines.

Sometimes I never discover what it is and why I painted it.

Sometimes I run over the pages of my favorite poetry books, hours and hours, trying to find my image in them, words that speak of my image. That is because I believe that finished images and finished words are like souls – if they search each other long enough, they find each other. Souls find souls, images find words, words find images that speak to each other directly, without embelishments and without misunderstandings. Sometimes I do find a soul sister for my image in my poetry books and the words give the image its sense back.

Sometimes I don’t find it. The image then remains lonely.

An image without words has for me kind of an open identity. Everybody can give it a name and a sense. Sometimes I like this, it enriches me. Sometimes I don’t want people to give names to my images. It would be like letting someone name and explain my feelings.

Do you prefer images with titles or “Untitled” images? Do you prefer finding your own interpretations for an image, or hearing from the artist what it means?

News

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

Hey, dear customers, fans and friends,

in fact I have lots of new images, but I can’t find the time to publish them and explain them in my blog. I promise to do this soon.
Just visit my RedBubble gallery for the newest artworks:
http://ina-mar.redbubble.com

Love,
Ina

Grizzly Bear in Munich

Friday, November 13th, 2009

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Went to the Grizzly Bear Munich concert in the “Theaterfabrik” yesterday. Awesome! Multi-layered music, with so many details! Rich in hues and textures. Hadn’t even noticed some of the details when listening to the CDs. The dynamic shifts in “Southern Point” were amazing.

Daniel Rossen had a whole collection of guitars on the stage.
Chris Taylor played clarinette, flute, saxophone and used several effect pedals, in a hectic though attractive way, switching instruments, doing vocals, sometimes sitting on the floor near his consoles, playing, singing and producing at the same time. The effects don’t really sound like effects, they are integrated into the song in a subtle way.

The lighting effects were amazing too, they brought a hallucinatory / dreamy aspect to the songs. The stage was sequentially bathed in red, then shifted to purple, green, blue, yellow, to complete darkness, then illuminated only be the light of lightbulbs in glass jars (hanging or placed on the floor), then back again. All orchestrated with the music.

Back… Back?

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

I’m back! Well at least I hope so! I’ve been really busy the last months and completely neglected my blog… My news? An amazing trip to Italy: Val Camonica, Cinque Terre, Lucca, Pisa, Florence… You should visit Cinque Terre, it’s an absolutely amazing part of the Earth:

Cinque Terre

In the meanwhile I’ve created many new disability awareness posters and t-shirts with a bunch of new slogans like “Disability poses no limits to sport“, “Disability poses no limits to sex“, “Help disabled kids reach their potential“… My new disability awareness calendar 2009 is on its way too:

Disability Awareness Calendar 2009

Some new environmental posters too: “Teach children to respect and conserve our natural resources (Then make sure you practice what you preach!)”:

Environmental poster

A new Green Calendar 2009 is on its way too, with a mixture of old and new designs about gas conservation, going green and the natural world. Lots of people liked and bought my environmental calendar last year, so I hope I’ll make some more walls green and cheerful this year!

Green Calendar 2009

Don’t hesitate to send me your ideas and feedback, I’m there to create what YOU are looking for!

New Zazzle Gallery

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

I’ve been working on my new Zazzle Gallery and … generally working… that’s why I didn’t post any news since a couple of days.
Take a look at the new Gallery: http://www.zazzle.com/inamar and thanks for your feedback!

Sunny day today

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

What I see from my window today (I am granted the luxury to view a pleasant landscape with a river):

What I see from my window

And through the other window….:

View from the window

Funny piano videos

Sunday, January 13th, 2008

Have you heard of Aleksey Igudesman and Richard Hyung-ki Joo? They were pupils of the Yehudi Menuhin School, now they are presenting a genious show, the “Little Nightmare Music”, marrying lots of humour with lots of musical talent. They have already performed all around the world, so if you’ve never heard of them, just watch these youtube videos. In the first one, the pianist is using wood blocks to play the difficult Rachmaninov chords; in the second, the violonist is playing with a milk forther! The third video shows some interesting piano teaching techniques and how-to’s for music teachers…

Here’s their web site for more hilarious videos and information:

http://www.igudesmanandjoo.com

Happy New Year

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

I just wanted to say Happy New Year to all readers of my blog. I hope the new year is a good one for you! I am looking forward to seeing what 2008 brings…

My blog template

Tuesday, December 25th, 2007

Just wanted to thank Camden Bucey for this lovely WordPress template “Coffee Stained”. I chose it because I love the idea, the neutral colours and rounded corners.

To blog or not to blog? This is the question…

Sunday, December 23rd, 2007

I’ve been wishing to create a blog for a long time but some concerns didn’t let me blog…

My main problem was: what language should I blog in? I usually think in a mixture of languages, depending on many things, like the theme, the context, my feelings… I once started a trilingual blog but I got lost in it and deleted it. I will try to keep this one in English if you promise to excuse my occasional mistakes.

My second concern was: what should I blog about? I will try to announce here my new designs and artworks and talk about my ongoing activities. There will also be some context on the creations (my inspiration, political context, current-events context, historical, artistic, biographical, whatever…) and eventually some Photoshop, Indesign and Corel Draw how-tos.

My third concern: will I consequently write this time, or will this new blog end up like all the other ones? I’ve created several blogs in the past and tested several blogging systems, but I always and systematically deleted the blogs after a couple of days – or let them get lost unfinished and anonymous in the Internet chaos. Well, I promise to do my best to keep you informed on my current activities.

So thanks for stopping by and please comment and give feedback on my artworks, products and designs!