Model Session

It has been about 15 years since I last sat for painters, one of them Joan Treat, who created this painting which I bought immediately:

PEN by Joan Treat

But the session last week at the studio of Amanda Teicher was an incredible experience. To see artists from other disciplines consider the light, the painting surface, the oddities of the model (many) and other factors was fascinating. I am grateful to Amanda, Sam Day and Karen Roth. Here are some photos from the last session:

Karen and Sam

Sam Day at work

Paul after sedation.

Dreaming of Twinkies

What’s that smell?

Trying to fit the nose on the canvas.

Why so grumpy?

Which one is more alive?

Sam wondering how the beard got longer in one week.

Paul & Sam

Paul by Karen Roth

Early Halloween!

Karen and Amanda, the artists behind the work.

Karen Roth and Amanda Teicher

About Splabman

SPLAB and Cascadia Poetry Festival founder Paul E Nelson wrote American Sentences (Apprentice House, 2015), Organic Poetry (VDM Verlag, Germany, 2008), a serial poem re-enacting the history of Auburn, Washington, A Time Before Slaughter (Apprentice House, 2010) and Organic in Cascadia: A Sequence of Energies (Lumme, Brazil, 2013). Founder of the Cascadia Poetry Festival, in 26 years of radio he interviewed Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Anne Waldman, Sam Hamill, Robin Blaser, Nate Mackey, Eileen Myles, Wanda Coleman, Brenda Hillman, George Bowering, Joanne Kyger, Jerome Rothenberg & others, including many Cascadia poets. He lives in Seattle and writes at least one American Sentence every day. Co-Editor of Make It True: Poetry From Cascadia, he is in year five of a twenty year Cascadia Bioregional Cultural Investigation. (Oct 12-15, 2017, Tacoma, WA)
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2 Responses to Model Session

  1. Nice to put a face on the radio voice and the 17 syllable promoter.

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