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Burn 2 2014

Burn 2 2014
I was mentioning to friends;
A group of us have weekly life drawing sessions up here on top of the world during the winter (None in summer, who wants to sit inside with 24 hours of daylight? & alas, not many of our models want to pose, un-draped, outside with 24 hours of mosquitoes.), meeting in the studio of a friend who trained in St. Petersburg (Russia).

He introduced us to art burning, a tradition he learned in the Russian art academy. Once a year the students would get together light a bonfire, discuss and burn their bad works.

So! Now we get together on a cool April evening light a fire, most years beside a frozen stream with a 6 foot tall ice sculpture behind us, then one will pull out a sketch or painting, explain why he’d dissatisfied with it and tosses it in the flames. Art is communication and this way we use even our bad art to teach each other, and ourselves, to strive for improvement.

So! Posting there from 2014

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 Steve Bucknell
Steve Bucknell club
You could sell tickets for the event, it sounds fun...like the KLF burning a million pounds...but on a more modest scale.
2 years ago.
Jim O'Neil club
has replied to Steve Bucknell club
We have had attendees upset that we burned certain works instead of selling to them on the spot. They can't seem to understand the reason we burn them is we aren't happy with a certain work and we want it to go away, not hang somewhere reminding us of what we consider to be a mistake.

& yes, it is great fun!
2 years ago.

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