Monday, January 07, 2008
Elisabeth Condon was at Yaddo last month, and we hung out a little bit. Here are some pics from her open studio, held shortly before she left -
All of these people are fellow Yaddo residents, artists and writers, gathered in Elisabeth's studio an hour before dinner. Yaddo is very strict about dinner.
The guy in blue is Elliott Levine, the blonde woman is an artist from Iowa, and Elisabeth is standing on the right, holding up a book. She gave a short talk about her work and influences... she's been inspired by Chinese landscapes and poetry.
UPDATE: the blonde artist from Iowa is Laurel Farrin!
Roland Flexner was mentioned, but I'm forgetting what other specific artists were cited, although considering her work now while looking at these photos I'm thinking a little bit of Max Ernst.... partly because of the discovery of landscape through process.
Elisabeth reading a poem.
detail from top image. cLicK here to see more studio photos.