An art adventure
First South, then North
September 19-21 2014
After meeting some new friends via the New Brunswick festival circuit early in the summer, it came to our attention that our sister state was about to host its second Great North Festival in the hills of Norridgewock, ME, a few hours from our home in Fredericton, New Brunswick.
So we got there late Thursday afternoon, and needless to say the grounds looked amazing. Overhead, this epic atmosphere of an art installation had expanded itself over the main stage area. Smiles floated off the faces of those catching the last rays of sun beneath the flag-like structure. Nearby, some artists had constructed a giant mural & moose head installation, which stood along the main stage offering its 'northern' vision to the inhabitants of Last Breath Farm. The sun went down on Friday night and all of the visual artists came out of the woodwork and started playing to the music. The grounds were speckled with spot lights, easels, art installations, fire spinners, dancers and other creative collaborative groups. It was the most inspired Tom and I have ever been on our artistic journey over the last three years. We felt like so many people from all walks of life had so much to share with each other. Every walkabout revealed something different, a new perspective, a new method to the madness that we understood to be "live art".
Our set up consisted of three large canvases which Tom and I built and stretched by hand. They were painted (somewhat) simultaneously every night at the main stage, where we performed to a wide range of awesome music and lots of happy people who were enjoying the artistic abundance.
To be perfectly blunt about it, we had a f****n awesome weekend and would gladly return to make some more art, meet some more people, and have a time about it.
These two below are currently on display at Same As Forever Photography & Gallery in Fredericton, NB