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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Life Drawing Stone Griffin 10/27/11

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Coordinator
Elizabeth Jones Parashis





This letter came to me yesterday and I thought it so wonderful that I posted it here for all to see. If you have any comments please write them as I am sure the thoughts in this post will be well received.


Dear Elizabeth:


Attached as an MS Word file, please find my circle of works related to last night's marvelous sitting with Kammeron, for your beautiful website.


Respectfully, I should like to say a few things.


First, with all humility and modesty, I should like to formally name our small fellowship of artistic creative people the "Stone Griffon Group" if no one has any serious objection. I can think of no better name, and I should like to give Dana's incredible gallery as much publicity and prestige as it can possibly receive, and then more, as Dana most certainly deserves. So do you. This is long overdue.


Second, I hope that we can think of the Stone Griffin Group not as several individual artists, but as one single organic whole functioning together as a unity. Therefore, I dedicate, as you will see in the body of my small opus, this cycle of pieces to EVERYBODY in the Group and who was there, most certainly including yourself, Dana and beautiful Kammeron, all of whom need to catch a break, me too. We are stronger together as appearing as one figurative movement, if eclectic and hard at times to describe, with respect.


Third, my Poetic Art now and forever pertains to ALL OF US, not just my own productions, such as anyone may view and feel about them. Humbly, I wish to add Poetic Art to our group as a new, higher dimension, then NOBODY ELSE in any other group possesses. Right now, it is our monopoly and I hope it so remains. By so doing, we have a leg up on everybody else, and I feel salability will vastly improve, as we alone cross connect and synthesize visual aesthetics with elegant fluid language.


By taking these steps, it is my modest view that we, ALL OF US, can eventually be world class, rivals to anything in New York, Venice and Paris and beyond, and much in demand. Let's aim large!  

Here's hoping all this meets with everyone's approval.


Please be so kind as to forward this material to Dana, Kammeron and anyone you might deem appropriate. Please feel free to use this material in any way you might find of benefit or useful.


Thank you very much for everything.


Warmest Regards,

Steve Wetlesen,
Poetic Artist (not the same as poetry)

PS Here's hoping this material will be of some small help to Kammeron in her career as well.



POETIC ART FOR THE STONE GRIFFIN GROUP
Campbell, California
October 27, 2011

- In the Name of and Dedicated to
Each and Every Individual Artist Who Was There,
Huge Thanks to Elizabeth Parashis,
Our Wonderful Coordinator,
Without Whose Incredible Hard Work
Our Creations Would Be Impossible,
And to Dana Smith,
Proud Owner of the Gallery,
A Man of Vast Generosity,
And Kammeron,
Our Fabulous Lovely Model,
All Together
One Great Organic Whole.


OPENING SHOTS

Tanka for Kammeron

Elongated sylph bird.
Perfect model flight bather.
Fall’s full time career.
Suspends herself like Calder.
Can my thought shape her mobile?


Haiku for Kammeron

Elegant lute notes.
Preternatural shape shift.
She blends into oils.


KAMMERON FROZEN DANCE POSE “FED EX”

Two More Haiku
for Kammeron

Angels behold me
as I contemplate beachside
surf and sad, and stretch.

Head intercedes,
Face down in intense calling.
Rodin is reborn.


KAMMERON HUMAN ELF COME TO LIFE
SHORT POSES

No words.


KAMMERON: FIVE MINUTES – I

My thoughts are incomplete.


KAMMERON: FIVE MINUTES – II
STANDING, ARMS CROSSED ABOVE HEAD

I remain silent.


KAMMERON: FIVE MINUTES – III

Senryu* for Kammeron

The art of blunder.
I decapitated her –
 this is not Iran.

* Haiku like comical poetic form.


KAMMERON: TEN MINUTE ORANGE

CERN* HAIKU

Thank you for teaching,
By your pretzel body soul,
Your plane space beyond.

* European institute for study of such things as high energy physics and
theoretical tenth dimensional realms beyond our local cosmos.


KAMMERON LARGE CANVAS I
“Meteors”

Untitled Haiku

Impossible objects.
Haiku planes generate them.
My art is ten D.


KAMMERON TWENTY MINUTE CLOSE
Seated Twist

"The Bird"

Just these explanatory notes.
Nothing more.

Seated skillfully contorted
on wooden chair.

Blue skin outlines.
Riding a vast orange and yellow
Phoenix like avian..

Green and blue quantum particle trail outlines
and energy fields
emitted and radiating from
 her dancelike body.

Her head is surrounded by
Purple,
Orange and
Gold
Saturn lie rings
that double as
Empyrean crowns.

The rest is quietude.

Deep transgalactic void.


© COPYRIGHT 2011 by STEPHEN C. WETLESEN

STEPHEN C. WETLESEN, 10250 Mira Vista Rd., Cupertino, CA 95014 (408) 252-8655 email: SCWetlesen@aol.com, a published poetic artist and writer and graduate of the University of California Berkeley, has been commissioned for many different needs and occasions, including  birthdays, advertising, life tributes, speeches, hospital recovery, business presentations, institutional openings, memorials, artistic needs, personal needs and growth, CD releases, public relations, equestrian interests, railroad lore, historical matters, seasonal holidays, and wooing romance, among other matters. Mr. Wetlesen is available for any reasonable request that might be imagined. Sending flowers? Why not enhance them with poetic art?! Need a wedding gift? Have special poetic art created! Every newborn child needs birth poetic art to convey a deep lifelong sense of identity and family heritage.



“Poetic Art for every need, event and occasion,
and everything needs Poetic Art.




And now for the images of the beautiful Kammeron





































Me, Elizabeth Parashis










































Sunday, October 16, 2011

Life Drawing Stone Griffin 10/13/11


artpages@earthlink.net
Coordinator
Elizabeth Jones Parashis


We had a no show model last week!
First time thats happened in quite a while.
This week though we had a FABULOUS model.
Ariel Churchill
who I think must have an extra vertebrae.
Wonderful poses! Thank you Ariel.

Also feel like saying how wonderful it is to observe people's spirits come through.
We are all so different and it comes out in our art.
Our spirits are all so special;
I gaze with pleasure at each one - each one is an invitation to be with a spirit.


































The rest are mine
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