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Announcement: Art-Reviews by Renate Hugel

I have added a new side which you find on right on HOME under “sides” in a topmost place – with the title “Art-Reviews – in Memory of heinz hugel”. Into this I declare my future work to this topic. The category to this with the title of the same name is in preparation and will be able to be above found on HOME.                                                                                                                       rh

 

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Examples of his works of art: Update to heinz hugel

Remark for the titles of the works shown:

Already in the years of 1970, 1980, heinz hugel had himself decided for the use of small initial letters. Today, nobody else stumbles over it. The use of small initial letters had got socially acceptable by then. Thank the “digital world”! rh

“female torso”, ceramic, 1998

“lyric poetry on ceramic”, ceramic plate with applications, 2003 – Created with Nokia Smart Cam

“embrace”, ceramic; element from the installation “checkmated”, 1998

“globetrotters”, wood thick board, partly iron, steel base formed like a pyramid, 1999

Created with Nokia Smart Cam “bowl with sphere”, ceramic, raku-fire, 2005

“sheep”, ceramic (raku) on marble plate, from the series “flint”, 2006

“hartz IV”*, oil on canvas, 80 cm x 100 cm, 1985

* “HartzIV” is the expression for a kind of unemployment benefit and is intended for guaranteeing the so-called basic needs for life. (Quite roughly explained) rh

Remark: In 1985, hh had given the title “workshop” to this oil painting: At that time, young people had for the first time been courageously enough to risk an existence of their own and to rent      empty stores or halls. This one, which nowadays is not any more something special, had been new at that time! These young independent working people had an inspiring mind and the courage to venture something. This atmosphere, hh had brought to expression by the poetic coloration – next to the broken window panes –.  The fact that the whole had hidden in itself a certain risk, hh had pointed out with the indicated game of chess. In 2008, heinz hugel had had a great individual exhibition with the title „Arcades” in the service center “Wagenfeld”. At this occasion, he had got the idea to give the picture a new title, namely “hartz IV”, spontaneously!  I think that he had wanted    then to express how many of these people anyway had failed and could not manage to exist with their independent work; and meanwhile, this fact had led to a dependence of “hartz IV”.

“our world on cruches”, ceramic on wood plate, colored taken,
35x35x49 cm, approx. 1998

“female torso”, from the series “one form and its variation breadth”, ceramic, raku-fire, h = 27 cm, 1984
Created with Nokia Smart Cam

“portrait”, ceramic on drainage pipe, raku-fire, 2007; Remark: Originally hh had made the form for this face (2007) for the ceramic sculpture “tolerance”. Here: A game with the facial expression. Renate Hugel

“crane”, digital photo, 40×60 cm, 2007; Remark: This photo is based on an outline of a small format from earlier time(approx. 1980). rh

Scene from “all theater“, 2008: “spie(l)gelungen“*…installation:
package cardboard with various applications on wood base, 30 x
40 x 26 cm.

Here: Part from the installation; digital work of art

Remark-*: The German title contains a pun: “spie(l)gelungen“… Inserting the letter “l” in brackets, two versions can be read: “Reflections” and “game turned out well “. hh refers to the self-     conception of theater itself with that: The real concern of it is to reflect behaviors of people. If this has been reached, then the game is excellent… rh

“artist book, opened, behind glass”, 15×38 cm, or 5×76 cm, opened, approx. 1992

Created with Nokia Smart Cam“impression of the workshop from heinz hugel”: June 2017

“landscape with the rivulet wümme”, hh, etching, 1976

„portrait-photo of heinz hugel“, 2012

Renate Hugel

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Today, I Report back!

Selfie: Renate Hugel, June 2018

Topics of this contribution are:

– Today, I report back!

– For the death of my husband

–  On the checking the files.…

– Review of two works of art of hh:

– So it will go on in the near future

Today, I Report back!

I have had planned an update for a long time.

Since I, besides the care for my husband, I only could spare very little time, I did not afterwards come with the update:

The state of health of my husband, Heinz Hugel, had always changed faster than I could write (in the brevity of the time)!  

 Therefore, what I wanted to write had always been overtaken of a new stage!

What shall I say?

 Now, it does not go on any more…

 Heinz Hugel has died on May 10th, 2018.

For the death of my husband:

Photo: Andreas Hugel, 2002

Heinz Hugel: 30th 05. 1936  –  10th 05. 2018

Photo: Renate Hugel, May 2018

“Keeping Death-Guard Silently”

 Ceramic sculpture: heinz hugel: „male torso“, 2005

Photo: Renate Hugel, 2018

“In this moment, do not shudder in face of the blue shining…

 This is the highest inner gleam (of purely recognizing)”

Quotation: “The Tibetan Death book” (the oldest translation into the German language),

p. 327

Selfie: Renate Hugel, May 2018

Renate Hugel: Mourning Demands Working…

Renate Hugel: “Mourning Requires Walking Through …”

 Indian ink, watercolor painting-colors, permanent Marker,

June 2018

On the checking the files.…

While checking the files of my husband (hh), I have recently found two photos which I still would like to show here:

 The first photo shows a sculpture, which must have arisen approximately at the time from 1985 to 1990. hh called it “the female dancer”.

(At that time – approximately since 1985 -, hh had started with working unite prototypes in clay and then, making of each of this a negative – form from plaster. Of each new sculpture, he did make such a form of plaster and from this three copies, varying in the surface design and, or in the choice of the clay.)

Though, the photo here does not have the function to present this sculpture. hh, rather had arranged this ambiance in which the “female dancer” is playing the leading role. This must approximately have been in the year 1998.  rh

 

 

 

Heinz Hugel: “female dancer”
Ceramic (approx. arisen from 1985 to1990)
 “female dancer with skull”
Arrangement + Photo: Heinz Hugel, approx. 1998 

The figure radiates energy and drive, in the midst of a scene consisting of various things which had used to inspire heinz hugel as an artist.

The full to bursting life would like to get realized despite many adversities: The dancer is stuck and does not get on!

Besides this hindering, the two skulls are standing out, which hh had put to feet of the “female dancer”, apparently unable to move.

Therefore, to associate the factor “transitoriness and confrontation with the death” is intention!

This is one of the statements of this photo-arrangement!   rh

On the two next photos, the sculpture “metamorphosis” is to be seen.

 

heinz hugel: „metamorphosis“
Sculpture of wood, ceramic, metal pillars and metal base
h = 140 cm, 2003

“metamorphosis”

The sculpture consists in the lower part of the torso of a tree-trunk. This one had been remained merely half, had got hollowed out, adapted to the outer curve of the wood and colored by hh. Above, the upper part of the body, with indicated head, seems to be floating (held however, with two metal pillars).

An ease therefore contrasts with the heaviness of the torso.

The torso pausing in the heaviness has something defining in its dimension.

But the consciousness would like to shell out the sensitive, soft core!

hh had worked the bust of white clay, mainly smoothed, however letting partial roughly.

He is showing here therefore a transition process, just a metamorphosis!

The represented person is headed by the consciousness.

The attention is devoted to the higher spheres! And, the bowl which stands for “head” somehow reminds of a satellite – bowl!

The person is adapted for “reception”! …

The first photo, heinz hugel has taken in the gallery “Haus am Wasser” (house at the water) in Bremen during an exhibition of works of hh in 2004.

The second one is another version of the photo hh had processed later.

The subject “metamorphosis”,hh had extracted there and processed in this manner that the corporeal of the bust in the upper part of the sculpture does not take effect any more.    

 The provider of the consciousness (in the upper part) seems to have overcome the corporeality – while “the heaviness” seems to be left to the earth! …

 Meantime, on an old exhibition-work-list written by hh, I have found details for this sculpture. I could take from it that the wood-torso is out of poplar wood.

Particularly interesting I think that hh had offered a second title-version:

“metamorphosis …meta-amorphous…pose”

heinz hugel loved the pun and the game with several meaning-levels!

This comes excellently to the expression in this title-variant:

The second photo-version (revised) could be fit for this title.

hh provides a reference to the, to itself, formless (amorphous) of the represented abdomen (of the hip downward). Tree-torso, how also legs and male genitals, can be associated. The upper part of the body, worked out in detail and seeming to float (on the second photo), can merely be suspected by the contours and looks like rising to an suspected meta-level!     rh

These are a couple of aphorisms of me for the sculpture “metamorphosis” and for the photo-arrangement of heinz hugel!

To both, I could write my long interpretations!

For this cause I prefer to leave it at my short explanations today.   rh

So it will go on in the near future

So it will go on – in slow speed – in the near future:

 To the memory of Heinz Hugel, I will present a composition of some of his works of art. It will be a crosscut therefore around examples of his starting time as an artist up to examples of his last work (before a partial dementia illness had happened).

 After having done this presentation I would like to start with a new category:

 I will respectively sporadically introduce a work of art of Heinz Hugel and write an interpretation to this.

 Having started with this, I plan, in parallel, to continue writing on my blog under „Art Touches Art“– like already before –  to the art of American Natives  (in connection with our project “Art Touches Art” of  2000 and 2001)

Renate Hugel

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Why had been there no more new articles for a long time?

“Renate Hugel-Selfy”, 2017

 

Our life has fundamentally changed!

 Heinz (Hugel) had had a heavy fall at home, with the result: Thigh-neck-fracture!

Due to his 81 years, it had been a risk operation which had become necessary. It is really astonishing how fast the movement ability fails and has, in the consequence, a long way ahead in order to be able to leave the wheelchair again.…

I would like to apologize that I have not called so long. Today, I have been able to collect my thoughts for the first time at leisure again.

Heinz’s condition lets suggest a laborious way still. Therefore, I cannot name a firm appointment when I will be able to continue writing.

But, I will continue writing – although possibly very, very slowly.…

Renate Hugel

Heinz Hugel, in the wheelchair

Heinz Hugel, again in the hospital

 

 

 

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To your Information:

Lamontt Bear:

 Kiowa – Native American

(And descendant of White Bear),

Oklahoma (USA)

Supplement to:

„Impressions from Oklahoma –

Back to the “internalized Places”

I still could add some photos to the contribution “Art Touches Art – 43”:

„The Ceremonial-Tipi“

(On the occasion of the Kiowa-commemoration-weekend)

In addition, Lamontt Bear introduces himself personally with a photo (see above)

You find the photos at the end of the contribution number 43:

“Art Touches Art – 43”.

You find the contribution if you select on HOME

“Art Touches Art”

on the above.

Information about the complete previous contents of the category Art Touches Art” you find by selecting

“Art Touches Art” on HOME on the right on the outside.

Renate Hugel 

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To your Information:

Lamontt Bear:

 American Native of the Kiowa, Oklahoma (USA)

 Impressions from Oklahoma – On a Journey back to the “Internalized Places”

 In this contribution I introduce some examples of the photo work of Lamontt Bear. These are testifying a life having been stamped by the ancestors, by the nature, by traditions like also by technology, and by men…

With the photography LB has discovered the medium for himself, which can transport to the outside his look at the world grown in a special way… In addition I have enclosed by quotations of Lamontt Bear as also of Carol Whitney:

“Art Touches Art – 43”

 You find the contribution if you select on HOME “Art Touches Art” on the above.

Information about the complete previous contents of the category Art Touches Art” you find by selecting “Art Touches Art” on HOME on the right on the outside.

 Renate Hugel 

 

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To your Information:

Ronald Anderson, Native American Artist (Oklahoma, USA), 2001:

During a conversation about art

 With “Art Touches Art – 41 + 42”, I introduce the works of art “The Blanket Woman” (41) and “Apache-Dance” (42).

With my texts to this I give insights into a small part of reality of American natives.

 To be found under “Art Touches Art”

Renate Hugel 

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To your Information:

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Jereldine Redcorn: “The Queen of Clay”

  – Caddo – Native American Artist –

(Norman, Oklahoma, USA)

“Art Touches Art – 40” is about Jereldine Redcorn. In addition, one learns in this why the White House finds mention into this.

To be found under “Art Touches Art”

Renate Hugel 

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To your Information:

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Roland Schneeweiss

(Bulgarian artist with German roots):

“Kukeri”

At reading this contribution, “Art Touches Art – 38”,

you will experience an art-meeting with a Bulgarian tradition!

You find the contribution if you select on HOME

“Art Touches Art” on the above.

Information about the complete previous contents of the category Art Touches Art” you find by selecting

“Art Touches Art” on HOME on the right on the outside.

 Renate Hugel 

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To your Information:

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Carol Whitney: „Wichita’s Burning“

To this large-sized acryl picture on canvas (by Carol Whitney) I write in my contribution

“Art Touches Art – 37”.

You find the contribution if you select on HOME “Art Touches Art” on the above.

Information about the complete previous contents of the category Art Touches Art” you find by selecting

“Art Touches Art” on HOME on the right on the outside.

Renate Hugel 

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To your Information:

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Tobias Robles Monroe (Comanche)

 – Native American Artist –

 In her second contribution

Juanita Pahdopony

introduces the

Native American Artist,

Tobias Robles Monroe (Comanche), –

on her page

„Oklahoma Art Updates – 2“.

Under „Art Touches Art – 36“

I have interpreted a work of art done by

Juanita Pahdopony

– together with a dedication.

                                                                  Renate Hugel

Picture details, above:

“Stompers in the Spring” (Tobias Robles Monroe)

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Willi Griephan: The “Hat Tree”

Today I want to point to this that I had written about the tree sculpture “Hat Tree” of Willi Griephan (from Bremen, Germany) in “Art Touches Art – 33”.

After the end of my interpretation is following a representation by Willi Griephan himself to his person, motivation and design-intention what had led to the “Hat Tree”:

To be found under “Art Touches Art”

 To the photo indicated above:

This is a cut photo of the “Hat Tree” of 2001, taken by me

Renate Hugel 

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For the Memory:

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“Oklahoma Art Updates – 1”

Jayden NiCole Hatfield:

 – Native American Artist –

Photo above: Illustration of the work of art Cheyenne Girl” by Jayden NiCole Hatfield

Under “Oklahoma Art Updates – 1”,

Juanita Pahdopony has published  her first article with the following title:

Jayden NiCole Hatfield:  “A Mover and Shaker”

Into this she introduces the interesting artist

Jayden NiCole Hatfield –Together with quite a number of picture examples.

To be found under “Oklahoma Art Updates”

Renate Hugel 

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Ronald Anderson: „The Car Sculpture“   – Artist American Natives (Oklahoma, USA) 

In “Art Touches Art – 34” I write about the „Car Sculpture“ of Ronald Anderson which is standing as a testimony of the coincidence of presence and past and about the caused effects to the identity-finding of American natives.

 To be found under „Art Touches Art“

Renate Hugel 

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To your Information:

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Heinz Hugel

 Artist from Bremen (Germany)

In “Art Touches Art – 32” I write about a large-sized work of art of Heinz Hugel, whom the artist had given the title www.communication. It had arisen in Gracemont, Oklahoma, in the year 2001.

OR: What do old ceiling- paneling have to do with communication?

To be found under „Art Touches Art“ – – – Renate Hugel

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To your Information:

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“Oklahoma Art Updates – 1”

 Jayden NiCole Hatfield:

– “Self-Taught“ Native American Artist –

Photo above: Illustration of the work of art Cheyenne Girl” by Jayden NiCole Hatfield

Juanita Pahdopony has published under “Oklahoma Art Updates – 1” her first article with the following title:  Jayden NiCole Hatfield:  “A Mover and Shaker”

Into this she introduces the interesting artist Jayden NiCole Hatfield – together with quite a number of picture examples.

To be found under “Oklahoma Art Updates”

Renate Hugel

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Reference to a New Category

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Renate Hugel

 For your Information:

 As I, Renate Hugel (from Bremen, Germany), had already mentioned, I have completed part1 („The Symposium“). I am preparing the start of part 2 („The Return-Visit“) at present.

See under „Art Touches Art by Renate Hugel“

Furthermore I would like to inform you that Juanita Pahdopony (from Oklahoma, USA) as a co-author wants to inform about current art in Oklahoma. She will edit her contributions under

„Oklahoma Art Updates by Juanita Pahdopony“.

 Below she introduces herself personally.

 Renate Hugel

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Juanita Pahdopony: Current Art in Oklahoma

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Juanita Pahdopony

Hello, my name is Juanita Pahdopony, and I am a life-long Comanche artist. My first memory involves looking at a famous German print of two young children crossing a rickety bridge under the protection of a beautiful angel. Surely, it was a grand beginning for things to come.

In 1990, I graduated with a M.Ed. in gifted and talented education with an emphasis on American Indian/Alaskan Native populations and my minor was Art Therapy. Later in my life, I was a faculty, then the Dean of Academic Affairs, and after my retirement, I served as an ‘interim’ President of Comanche Nation College.

Today, I’m once again retired and devote my time to others’ art, my art, and writing. H. Renate Hugel, her husband Heinz and I have been friends for decades and each of us have a love of art and sharing it. I hope you enjoy the art we select for your enjoyment.  Juanita Pahdopony

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Renate Hugel: In this Moment…

Under „Art Touches Art“

I have completed – with “Art Touches Art – 28”

Part 1: „The Symposium“

 It follows soon

 Part 2: „The Return Visit“.

 To be found under “Art Touches Art”

Renate Hugel

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Ronald Anderson – Native American Artist

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Illustration above: Part from the photo collage of Ronald Anderson (see: „Art Touches Art – 28“)

 For your Information:

Into “Art Touches Art – 28” I write about the Tree Sculpture of Ronald Anderson and about this, which way the idea “symbol: Chair” had taken, geographically like also in the definition of the symbolism.

With that I describe the “initiation” for the artistic discussion with the “symbol: Chair” up to the Tree – Sculpture “Mother’s Day” of Ronald Anderson.

 To be found under “Art Touches Art”

Renate Hugel

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The signature of Sherman Chaddlesone (a part of the picture “without titles”, on a collapsible card) – – – Gouache, felt-tip on carton, Anadarko, Oklahoma/USA, 2001

 For Your Information:

 This card contacted us by mail from Oklahoma. I gave the small work of art (on this collapsible card) the title “Arrival of a “Group of Blue Riders” – – –  I am working out in in my interpretation how to understand this title, to be found under “Art Touches Art – 27”.

 To be found under “Art Touches Art”

Renate Hugel

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Ronald Anderson: The Gallery “pro art” (part) – – – Ink drawing on watercolor painting carton, Bremen (Germany), 2000

For Your Information:

In “Art Touches Art – 26” I write about the “Farewell”. Ronald Anderson’s ink drawing “The Gallery pro art” shows the desire “to hold” the place of the meeting tight. An older work of Roland Schneeweiss points that it is to value the solitude absolutely but also in the studio of one’s own…

Main however I give a summary of the outer facts of the symposium in this contribution.

To be found under “Art Touches Art”

 Renate Hugel

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Above there is to be seen a part of the picture „Thinking Out“ of Ronald Anderson 

This section shows the church „St. Stephanie“ in Bremen, (Germany), an „Indian peace cloud“, a section  of the river „the Weser“, the green of a lawn on the Weser dyke, impressions of teepees in trees, as well as a bare person on a bicycle.

Got curious?

Under „Art Touches Art – 25“

 I have interpreted the complete work of art and have followed the trains of thought like Ronald Anderson (Native American Artist and member of the Chickasaw tribe from Tishomingo Oklahoma) had “formulated” them pictorially on his work of art.

To be found under “Art Touches Art” – – –  Renate Hugel

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Sherman Chaddlesone (June 2nd 1947 – August 17th 2013)

For your information: I have completed “Art Touches Art – 24”, by now. In this contribution I write about Sherman Chaddlesone‘s way of working so as I can “read” it by regarding his works known to me.

To be found under „Art Touches Art“

Information to the Portrait above:

Renate Hugel: „The Memory of Sherman Chaddlesone“ – – – Pencil drawing on transparent paper; behind this a part of a photo*, 16 x 25, 5 cm, 2014 – – – * Part from a photo taken during the Kiowa Black Leggings Ceremony nearby Anadarko, Oklahoma, 2001          Renate Hugel

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Note to a New Contribution

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Margaret Hettrick

For your Information:

 I have completed “Art Touches Art – 23”, by now. In this contribution I write about the small work of art “Anticipation” of Margaret Hettrick. This is situated on a wood block and, with that it is part of a piece of teamwork, the so-called “block-picture”.

Regarding the work of art “Anticipation” I feel empathy and simultaneously I recognize a creative solution to represent the inhuman situation from which the Natives of America had had to suffer.

The reason, why I am of this opinion, this I have exactly worked out in my contribution no. 23.

To be found under “Art Touches Art” – – – Renate Hugel

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Note to “Art Touches Art 22”

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“Art Touches Art” – art-meetings of a special way”

I have completed “Art Touches Art – 22”, by now. With my work of art “Singing of a Young Day” I have created an „Ode to the Art“. And I appreciate the special working atmosphere – which had adapted in the course of the symposium – at the same time with my work…

To be found under “Art Touches Art”

Renate Hugel

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Note to a New Contribution:

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heinz hugel

I have completed “Art Touches Art – 21”, by now:

With his work of art, The Last Tree, heinz hugel has created a stage for a tree-remains. This stage appearance makes it possible for the former powerful tree among others to “report” of his permanent and laborious growing during his former existence. In my interpretation, I translate this “body language” into our verbal language…

To be found under “Art Touches Art”

Renate Hugel

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Kelly Church

For Your Information:

 “Art Touches Art – 20” is completed now. Into this, I interpret the acryl picture   “The Beaver” of Kelly Church (an Anishnabe Native American from Michigan). – – – My question: What does the painting of Kelly Church tell about the beaver?

 To be found under „Art Touches Art” – – –  Renate Hugel

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Remark to Ronald Anderson:

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Ronald Anderson, 2000 – (Bremen, Germany)

Remark to Ronald Anderson:

Whoever has read my contributions under “Art Touches Art” from the beginning will be surprised that there has been a change to Ronald Anderson (R. A.) (Native American Artist) regarding his tribe membership. I would like to explain this here briefly:

I had completed “Art Touches Art – 19”, 19, Ronald Anderson’s niece Cynthia Adams has asked me to change the tribal membership of her uncle. She writes to this:

He is NOT Apache (we know now that this) was cited incorrectly in one of the books that he’s been referenced in / he doesn’t remember which one started the Apache referencing – but it was an error…
He is Chickasaw, Choctaw and Cherokee (American Native). He is a member of the Chickasaw Tribe out of Tishomingo Oklahoma.

We are beginning the process of getting his life’s work recognized and beginning to archive documentation at the Chickasaw Cultural Center.

Chickasaw, Choctaw and Cherokee are the three American Indian bloodlines we have documented lineage from. However, you can only be a member of ONE tribe… We are members of the Chickasaw Tribe.

Ron and his brothers and sisters were scattered in different Indian schools throughout their childhood so were labeled from different tribes”*.

(* = literal quotations of Cynthia Adams; what is in brackets have I analogously completed according to my sentence structure.)

Ronald Anderson is a member of the Chickasaw tribe with that from Tishomingo Oklahoma.

On request of Ronald Anderson and Cynthia Adams I have typed in this in all previous contributions to R. A. correspondingly.

The fact that Ronald Anderson has still taken this step in his high age has given an idea how his identity-question must have employed him in his complete life very much!

Renate Hugel

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Ronald Anderson

I have completed “Art Touches Art – 19”, by now. Into this I describe the large-sized work of art with the title “Mit Liebe” (“With Love”) of Ronald Anderson (artist of American natives, a member of the Chickasaw Tribe out of Tishomingo Oklahoma). With this work Ronald Anderson has managed to show it, what does perception make blind and through what this is opened again! To be found under “Art Touches Art”      Renate Hugel

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Jereldine Redcorn

For Your Information:

I have completed “Art Touches Art – 18”, by now. Into this I describe for instance what the hand has to do with memory or which “inner cause” Jereldine Redcorn has for reworking the ceramics of her Caddo-ancestors true to the originals. To be found under “Art Touches Art”  Renate Hugel

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Updated

A personal note:

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Renate Hugel:  „Light Filled Trains of Thoughts“ – – –  Watercolor and -crayons – – –  Art in the size of a credit card – – – 2013

I have begun to update my personal homepage* and to offer the texts bilingually (English + German). “File-Card-Art” (Karteikarten-Art) and “Bag-Art” (Taschenkunst) (=TaKu“ = Art in the size of a credit card), as well as my Vita are already completed.  *   www.other-q.com/renate-hugel   – – – Renate Hugel

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Reference to a Sad Anniversary

I have made a new contribution under the category Into Memory of Sherman Chaddlesone“. Cause for this is the first anniversary after the death of Sherman Chaddlesone. The title of the new contribution is: “In Memory of Sherman Chaddlesone” – – – Renate Hugel

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Note to „Art – Touches – Art – 8”: Part II

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Symbol of the Encounter

 This symbol stands for the encounter of Indian artists with European artists – It is simultaneously the result of a „cooperation“ of Jereldine Redcorn (Caddo – Native American) and Roland Schneeweiss (ethnic German artist from Bulgaria) in the year 2000

 I have written a second part and have added it to the first one of „Art – Touches – Art – 8“. In my first interpretation I have worked out that „communication and understanding are more than an intellectually sorting of the opposite person into prefabricated stencils of thoughts“. – – – Now (in part II) I have performed a change of the line of sight and tried to look at the symbol from „Indian view“…       Renate Hugel, 2014

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Under one Roof

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Renate Hugel:  Under one Roof – – –  Mixed Technology / 29,5 cm x 41,5 cm / 2013

Under one Roof

Inside – Outside – – – only seperated by a membrane – – – same as an eardrum – – – conducts vibrations – – – from outside to inside – – – from inside to outside

Inside – Outside – – – the membrane „tent wall“ protects – – – connects all roofs nevertheless – – – by its permeability – – – Sharerd privacy – – – the ego lives through the us-feeling

Inside – Outside – – – the membrane promises safety – – – but split-second – – – we leave it today – – – with a mouse click only – – – and expose ourselves into a jungle… – – – of thoughts and intentions! – – –                                       Renate Hugel

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Art has woven a Tender Gauze

72_Artwoven_img929Renate Hugel: Art Has Woven A Tender Gauze – – – – Series: „Falls of Fold” – Gouache, watercolor painting colors, collage with different papers, among others tissue paper (In behind with lyrical text fragment of Renate Hugel) – – – 23×38 cm in a frame of 40×60 cm – – – 2000                                       (Arisen during the symposium time: „Attempting an Encounter“).

Text fragment behind the picture: Art has woven a Tender Gauze – – –  Art has woven a tender gauze…  There has been a time coming together, working together, laughing, speaking, eating together…  And an atmosphere developed of creative abound, urging to be expressed and to come into reality – – –  Pictures have been created, telling about our thoughts – – –  And art has woven that tender gauze…  Renate Hugel, 2000

“Art Touches Art – 43”

Lamontt Bear – Part I

Lamontt Bear:  “Sunset Mount Scott, Oklahoma”,  Oklahoma (USA), 2011

Lamontt Bear: (American Native of the Kiowa)

Impressions from Oklahoma – On a Journey back to the “Internalized Places”

In this current contribution I introduce photos of Lamontt Bear (LB) (Kiowa native of America). His photos touch by their strength and intensity: He awards an increase to the natural spectacle offering him to the absolute beauty of itself by putting his chosen subject so into scene that it does not only reflect the intensity of the colors but also banks them up to celestial beauty…

Looking at the shown photo series as a whole (see below this text), I get the impression as if a certain philosophy is inherent in the individual picture topics of LB.…

To recognize this, at first I deal with the personal background of LB:

Of course I would first of all like to let LB personally come to word: “I am sending these pictures of the places, I find solitude…Wichita mountains wildlife refuge – Ft. Cobb Lake. As a child and now an adult, spent a lot of days in these places with my grandfather whom taught the closeness to our native heritage.”… (Quotation of Lamontt Bear)

To him, the Kiowa grandfather, it had been existentially important to pass on the inheritance of his own ancestors to his children and grandchildren! When Lamontt Bear had grown up to a young man, then, for his grandfather had come the time to instruct his grandson now into – what according to custom of the ancestors – a Kiowa has to learn:  

He should receive the education which was provided for a young man in the past as the right education!

The Kiowa grandfather went therefore with his grandson Lamontt Bear to the Wichita Mountains, climbed the Mt. Scott together with him or they went for fishing to the Ft. Cobb Lake.

After the phase of the introduction time had been ended, the grandfather went back and left the Wichita Mountains. Lamontt Bear was left to himself in this total emptiness of the mountains now.

Because, to be able bearing solitude, this it is, what has to be learned – with that this is the great worthwhile aim of his Kiowa ancestors. They knew that this experience lets the young person mature and leads to inner strength by having a good look at oneself. This indicates to find one’s peace at long last, too.

Learning how to survive, as also to communicate with nature, these are further learning goals having been extremely important to his Kiowa ancestors.

In the course of the years, furthermore LB had attained an inner familiarity to nature and for her rhythmical changes within a day, month or within a year.

So he himself almost had become part of this nature surrounding him because he reacted to everything unexpected intuitively meanwhile! And his nature had got strengthened, quiet and patient because he had coordinated humanly wanting such, to be mutually agreed with the nature!

He could nevertheless be energetic and think purposefully. Because his action framework corresponded just as intuitively to his inner attachment to nature!

The descendant of the famous White Bear* had become a recognized member of his family, like also of his complete social environment now!

(* White Bear, the famous warrior from the 1800s years)

Included, there were his Kiowa relatives and others Kiowa families, well-known to him and there were Cheyenne relatives and others Cheyenne families well-known to him at the same time, too. Because: Lamontt Bear has a Kiowa father and a Cheyenne mother. They had remarked very well that something special had become from LB:

“One of his Cheyenne uncles said he is like the special warriors who were known as the bravest protectors in the old days.  Lamontt Bear is a mix of the old and current ways.”  (Quotation of Carol Whitney)

The recognition, which the young Lamontt Bear had got within the family and of friends, this had been good for Lamontt Bear! And he embodied as well all pride and courage now, like his people did it!

He was therefore integrated and identified himself with his people, the natives in the southwest of Oklahoma!

Of course the world around him worked quite differently!

He could and did not want to negate this!

LB had decided therefore to get involved in this world, as well!

LB learned a profession. It also had drawn him to the distance, to people elsewhere in the world. He likes to look back at it, that he has worked in many countries among others also in Germany…

From the experience of solitude it had drawn him to the people and had become cosmopolitan…

He says of himself today that he has lived really many lives!

Meanwhile, he likes to go to the places of his youth again. The feeling of once had changed – also the position! This insight had got him to this, to integrate a new element into his life: the camera!

With his “special accumulated experience” Lamontt Bear has a considerable “capital” which demands him at the same time to express this with his photos such, so that something of his experience is transported to the observer!

 There are the photos on which LB lets the celestial beauty of the nature play the leading role by having put them into scene perfectly.

Other subjects show further places which had been familiar to LB – on the Mt. Scott, in the Wichita Mountains, at the Ft. Cobb Lake or in the Wichita Mountain Refuge

With his photos, LB does not only integrate the time with his grandfather and the solitude. He also devotes himself to the technology topic which had accompanied him during his work and had determined his thinking in this period. I think for example of the photo “Wind Turbine in the Fog”. I find fascinating, at this photo how the original technical subject can be recognized merely as a “quotation (on the left photo page, one wing of the wind turbine is running beveled over the picture). This one is shining in the orange color of the light surrounding him. Such, the photo is determined by the gleam of light in the diffuse environment, the fog. Technology is stepping down in face of the nature event…

Lamontt Bear: “Wind Turbine in the Fog”

On another photo, LB has picked out wind turbines as a central theme. Also here, nature determines the event. A dramatic sky dominates the scene and the complete picture-room. With the chosen perspective LB makes clearly visible how small man is basically – in the face of nature. For this, he has gone (with his camera) onto the level of the brushwood which can be seen in the foreground of the narrow country stripe. Out of this viewpoint, some of the clouds seeming dangerous touch almost the earth. The above, is dived in black, like also a part of the country stripe, while the between lets suspect the extension of the sky-room! Those immense extents of the sky and event qualify the size and stability of the wind turbines – and their braces of steal are playing (in the perception of the observer) with the thin branches of the brushwood in the foreground…

Lamontt Bear: “Wind Turbines”

 The photos on which LB banks the beauty of nature also have drama. Nature follows the changes of the proportions of the powers and their dynamics is neutral, does not refer to the welfare or drift of man…

This is surely a message which transmits us, as observer, Lamontt Bear with his photos.

And this message shows his young years in which he “has breathed with nature”…

Renate Hugel  

 For the end I would like to quote Carol Whitney, who accompanies LB since some years on his ways, back to the places of his childhood:

 “Lamontt-Bear’s vision sees beyond the mechanical recording of nature.  He captures the magic of light, mass and structure.  He perceives beauty beyond words… through his mind and experience of nature.

His camera is the tool with which he shares his vision.

His Native American roots provide the crystal lens conveying what he sees.”… (Carol Whitney)

Lamontt Bear: “Double Rainbow”, 2011

Lamontt Bear: “Look at the Wichita – Mountains”, 2011

Lamontt Bear: “Top of Mt Scott”, 2011

Lamontt Bear: “Sunset over Oklahoma – Country”, 2015

Lamontt Bear: “Tree-Portraits after the Storm”, 2015

Lamontt Bear: „Inundation after a Storm“, 2015

Lamontt Bear: “Wind Turbine in the Fog”, 2015

Lamontt Bear: “Longhorn at Wichita Mountain Refuge”, 2015

Lamontt Bear: “Me, Fishing at Ft. Cobb Lake”, 2017

Lamontt Bear: “April Moutain Whispers”, 2017

Lamontt Bear: “Fishing Stars”, 2017

Lamontt Bear: “Sunglasses-Fishing”, 2017

Lamontt Bear: “Wind Turbines”, 2017

Lamontt Bear: “April Moutain Whispers”, 2017

 

“The Ceremonial-Tipi”

Lamontt-Bear: Tipi-Shadows”, 2017

(Taken during Kiowa Memorial Day Weekend – and sent afterwards to me)

 

Here, Lamontt Bear personally introduces himself:

 Lamontt Bear in the Portrait

 It had been my concern to receive a portrait photo. What I have got, this were three photos.

Why?

According to my understanding Lamontt Bear had not been content with a representation of his outward appearance. It rather is for him about what his personality arranges:

The solitude in the mountains had become a part of his person and had stamped his personality with that. What the photo in the middle shows symbolically.

Furthermore, the photo below shows a situation in which Lamontt Bear is in a meditative condition. The lights-situation of the photo lets merge LB with the landscape in the Wichita Mountains.

The photo shows for me that LB had acquired the ability to let himself in on the quite being of the nature.

 His former deep experience of solitude had stamped his person of this manner that he could open himself to the world later! – Like the portrait-photo above points.

With other words: Lamontt Bear has summarized his life which has stamped the growth of his personality with these three photos to his person!

Renate Hugel

Selfportrait by Lamontt Bear

One of his internalized Places

(in the Wichita Mountains)

Lamontt Bear, meditative

 Photos: Lamontt Bear

 

Remark 1: Current stand: To Lamontt Bear I have written the contribution “Art Touches Art – 43”.

Remark 2: Information about the complete previous contents of the category „Art Touches Art“ you will find by selecting „Art Touches Art“ on HOME on the right on the outside.

Renate Hugel