THE VERY INSPIRING BLOGGER AWARD

 

Fellow Blogger Dolly at his amusing and funny ALL ABOUT LEMON Blog has  nominated me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Telling about nominated fellow Bloggers and me, Dolly writes: “They have inspired me in their own different ways and unique touch… I would really appreciate it, if you would give them all a visit and find it out yourself too. I’d like to honor them with this award. I hope you’ll accept this award but I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blog Award.”

I thank Dolly for her friendship and kind appreciation of my posts and art. In the same time I want to thank her for sharin’ cool and capturing stories, pictures, experiences, photos, games and news.

 

RULES FOR THIS AWARD

1. Thank the person who nominated you.

  1. Share 7 things about yourself.
  2. Pass the award to 7 nominees

SEVEN THINGS ABOUT ME

A great Artist I admire

London, a City I love…

When they write about me…

A special “Haiga Gallery”…

One of my first artclips at Animoto

 Some Echoes I like….

 My profile at Artslant.com

 MY NOMINATIONS

And now my nominations… It wasn’t so easy to choose them. I think the nominees are keepin’ up the incommensurable value of communication and freedom, sharin’ ideas and experiences to better the world we live in.     

http://marinachetner.com/

http://healingminds.wordpress.com/

http://morfis.wordpress.com/

http://stowell.wordpress.com/

http://zorgor.wordpress.com/

http://barbaraelka.com/

http://emptinesscafe.wordpress.com/

http://nikkiwheelerart.wordpress.com/

http://myvoyagethroughtime.wordpress.com/

http://leartisteboots.wordpress.com/

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“LIKE ECHOES OR MOONLIGHT”: AFTER THE VIDEO, AN HAIGA COMPOSITION

 Susan Kahn verses with Roberto Alborghetti art

 

The fields of earth and sky

Are like echoes or moonlight

Reflecting the sun

I campi di terra e cielo

Come echi o luna

Riflessi del sole

 

From videoclip to haiga composition. “Like echoes or moonlight” is another step of my collaboration with psychotherapist and poet Susan Kahn. We had previously collaborated on a music video (“Like Echoes… Like Lacer/actions”). Now, in a different kind of espression, but fusing again Susan’s words with my artwork – an image of torn posters and urban signs – we present an haiga: a combination of haiku and visual art. So enjoy this visual which gathers Susan Kahn poetry and my art ( “Voices and Echoes From The Cities”, 2011, Canvas+ mixed media, 70×50). As happened in the videoclip (below the links) inspiring words from the world meet an image of ripped ads and urban signs.

 VIDEOCLIP LINKS

http://animoto.com/play/oVfBh5Ao1WMYbwgjjIPBhQ

 http://youtu.be/LXcLuw1XkWE

 http://vodpod.com/watch/16031097-like-echoes-like-laceractions?u=robertoalborghetti&c=robertoalborghetti

 http://blip.tv/laceractions-lacerazioni/like-echoes-like-lacer-actions-5931611

FROM HAIKU TO HAIGA

Haiga is a style of Japanese painting based on the aesthetics of haikai, from which haiku poetry derives, which often accompanied such poems in a single piece. Like the poetic forms it accompanied, haiga was based on simple, yet often profound, observations of the everyday world. Stephen Addiss points out that “since they are both created with the same brush and ink, adding an image to a haiku poem was… a natural activity.”

Just as haiku often internally juxtapose two images, haiga may also contain a juxtaposition between the haiku itself and the art work. The art work does not necessarily directly represent the images presented in the haiku. Stylistically, haiga vary widely based on the preferences and training of the individual painter, but generally show influences of formal Kanō school painting, minimalist Zen painting, and Ōtsu-e, while sharing much of the aesthetic attitudes of the nanga tradition. Some were reproduced as woodblock prints. The subjects painted likewise vary widely, but are generally elements mentioned in the calligraphy, or poetic images which add meaning or depth to that expressed by the poem.

 ABOUT SUSAN KAHN

http://emptinesscafe.wordpress.com/

http://www.emptinessteachings.com/Emptiness.html

 Susan says: “I work as a psychotherapist in private practice and as a nondual consultant. Nondual means not two, not separate. My teaching, writings and poetry reflect a way of seeing everything as interrelated, interconnected and as lacking a truly separate essence or nature. In Buddhism, this lack of “own being” is referred to as emptiness. This perspective is reflected in western Postmodern philosophy as well. It is the notion of a fundamentally separate self and all other phenomena that is seen in both traditions as the main cause of human suffering and conflict, and that I find to be an inspirational insight.

 

ABOUT ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/

www.artslant.com/ew/artists/show/134694-roberto-alborghetti

www.youtube.com/user/lacerazioni

 Professional reporter, author and visual artist, Roberto Alborghetti has written more than thirty books (biographies, interviews, stories). He worked in magazines and newspapers and produced Tv documentaries. Editor in chief of magazines concerning didactic, education, edutainment and media literacy, he leads workshops and conferences and has won important journalism Prizes. He created “LaceR/Actions”, a multidisciplinary project concerning a research about torn posters and urban “signs”. In 2009, he published “Lacer/actions, Pics of torn (publi)city”, gathering a selection of 40 pictures chosen among 35.000 pics that Roberto took during his research. In July 2010, thirty thousand people visited his show “The Four Elements of LaceR/Actions”. Roberto Alborghetti artworks are also taking part to experiences about sensorial and emotional perception (sinestesys) and kinesiologic tests. In October 2011, he participated at Parallax Art Fair in London (La Galleria, Royal Opera Arcade, Pall Mall). “The Huffington Post” (September 2011) wrote about his artwork devoted to Nine Eleven Fallen; article by dr. Srini Pillay, Psychiatrist, Harvard clinician, brain imaging researcher, executive coach, author. Art critics and experts said that Roberto Alborghetti’s art has an “exceptional and evocative dynamic”, “a strong power of language”; it shows “new points of observation that overwhelm canonical trial systems”, “breaking the current patterns of visual art.” Alborghetti’s Artworks “are explosions of color, passion, joy, sorrow, story, emotion, beauty, love…”, “They touch us on the raw and go straight to the heart”, ” a provocation to our eyes and to our mind”.

 

“LIKE ECHOES” VIDEOCLIP: SUSAN KAHN POEM GOES WITH ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI ART

A sensorial experience with a great soundtrack: “Flying” by pianist and composer Mike Strickland

When I read Susan Kahn “Empty Moon” poem at her  “Emptinesscafe”Blog, I instinctively thought to a recent “Lacer/actions” artwork I’ve created with my torn posters and urban signs images (“Voices and Echoes From The Cities”, 2011, Canvas+ mixed media, 70×50). I told Susan about that and she accepted the challenge to see some of her beautiful verses transferred on a videoclip. So, here’s the result…

Susan Kahn Poem and my artwork were fused in a 30 seconds videoclip. Inspiring words from the world meet an image of ripped ads and urban signs. From Animoto library I chose a capturing soundtrack, “Flying”, by talented composer, pianist and performer Mike Strickland. Welcome to a sensorial experience and to an emotional message-massage. Like echoes…like Lacer/actions.

ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI,  LACER-ACTIONS, CANVASES  (7)

ABOUT SUSAN KAHN

http://emptinesscafe.wordpress.com/

http://www.emptinessteachings.com/Emptiness.html

 Susan says: “I work as a psychotherapist in private practice and as a nondual consultant. Nondual means not two, not separate. My teaching, writings and poetry reflect a way of seeing everything as interrelated, interconnected and as lacking a truly separate essence or nature. In Buddhism, this lack of “own being” is referred to as emptiness. This perspective is reflected in western Postmodern philosophy as well. It is the notion of a fundamentally separate self and all other phenomena that is seen in both traditions as the main cause of human suffering and conflict, and that I find to be an inspirational insight.

ABOUT MIKE STRICKLAND

http://mikestrickland.com/

http://www.youtube.com/user/gretalegs

 Pianist and composer Mike Strickland has been influenced by many styles of music and has evolved into a one-of-a-kind piano artist. Born and raised in Jackson Mississippi, he grew up listening to the great composers. His performance career started at the age of 9 when his father would encourage him to entertain dinner guests. After turning eighteen, he began to frequent the clubs and listened to great local blues talents. Formal music studies at Berklee College of Music in Boston and California State University at Northridge continued to expand his musical talents. Mike built a solid career as a performer, composer and recording artist. His own works were varied – some lush, orchestral and cinematic, some smooth jazz, some blues and boogie flavored and others almost new age. Sales of these CDs climbed to over 350,000 and are distributed throughout the nation and digitally throughout the world. He is known for his exceptional musicianship and arrangements, his virtuosic technique, and his unmatched ability to connect with the audience on a personal level. His daughter Elizabeth, a fine classical pianist, often joins him as a special guest.

In addition to his music airing for 7 seasons on CBS Sports PGA Golf, it has also been heard on the NBC, FOX and ABC networks. Mike’s positive message song/animation “Spread Joy” was also featured on ABC Good Morning America. In March of 2011, Mike debuted several original works as a featured piano soloist with the Salem Pops Orchestra. In the Spring of 2012 he will release his 22nd CD titled “Fantasy”.

ABOUT ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

Professional reporter, author and visual artist, Roberto Alborghetti has written more than thirty books (biographies, interviews, stories). He worked in magazines and newspapers and produced Tv documentaries. Editor in chief of magazines concerning didactic, education, edutainment and media literacy, he leads workshops and conferences and has won important journalism Prizes. He created “LaceR/Actions”, a multidisciplinary project concerning a research about torn posters and urban “signs”. In 2009, he published “Lacer/actions, Pics of torn (publi)city”, gathering a selection of 40 pictures chosen among 35.000 pics that Roberto took during his research. In July 2010, thirty thousand people visited his show “The Four Elements of LaceR/Actions”. Roberto Alborghetti artworks are also taking part to experiences about sensorial and emotional perception (sinestesys) and kinesiologic tests. In October 2011, he participated at Parallax Art Fair in London (La Galleria, Royal Opera Arcade, Pall Mall). “The Huffington Post” (September 2011) wrote about his artwork devoted to Nine Eleven Fallen; article by dr. Srini Pillay, Psychiatrist, Harvard clinician, brain imaging researcher, executive coach, author. Art critics and experts said that Roberto Alborghetti’s art has an “exceptional and evocative dynamic”, “a strong power of language”; it shows “new points of observation that overwhelm canonical trial systems”, “breaking the current patterns of visual art.” Alborghetti’s Artworks “are explosions of color, passion, joy, sorrow, story, emotion, beauty, love…”, “They touch us on the raw and go straight to the heart”, ” a provocation to our eyes and to our mind”.