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BLACK ARTISTS CANADA

Art and Artists of African descent in Canada. The creative process,Exhibitions,Ideas and new thoughts on Art as it intersects with community.

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BLACK ARTISTS CANADA

 

Art and Artists of African descent in Canada.
The creative process,Exhibitions,Ideas and new thoughts on Art as it intersects with community.
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Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Althea Knight Artist- Healer
Althea Knight is an Artist and a Healer. Her work is eclectic, electric and radiates great vibes. She considers it "outsider art" or "Art Brut" which is work created by folks not formerly trained, but with a high aesthetic value.
She has combined her Healing practices with creative work,. I actually think she has found a way to work holistically. In her work, there is not a place where art starts and healing ends. I spoke to her.
(what is your) medium?;
AK;"Originally acrylics on anything: Paper,burlap. canvas.windows. Then later I tried pastels on canvas. Now I'm using pastels on paper, any paper
me; What's your subject matter?
AK; Oh I go with colour as a theme. the Predominance of certain colours. Its the Spirit as Spirit. I work on the journey of the Spirit on Earth which for me are vibrations, energy, numbers colours- it's very sub-concious . My work is about the healing of me, and my environment, and the world around us. I am the intermediary. For me, its a spiritual and Holy practice.
Me; You travel a lot how are you able to work?
AK; well i started to work with pastels on regular paper after my luggage was lost with all my work, its somewhere between Italy and Greece.
Me: oh?
AK; Yeah I lost two and half years of work just like that.
Me; how do you see yourself as a black canadian artist?
AK; I am Cosmic Dust Materialized baby!(laughs) i'm a cosmo-cosmic being.
Posted by bryan james at 8:58 PM
Labels: black canadian artist. Althea Knight.
2 comments:
Althea said...
Hey Bryan, thought it might be good to add my websites:
www.altheaknight.com

www.flickr.com/photos/altheasartforthesoul

I wanted to add that I don't like to classify my work and what I feel most comfortable with is the term Visionary Art. First of all, I love the word and definitions of Vision because all the meanings relate to who I am and how I experience my life here on the Earth at this time. Secondly, my artwork are reflections of visions that I have of energies and vibrations on a conscious and subconscious level. Brought through with these colours and shapes, are healing messages from the Soul for the Soul.
The rituals that I once went through while painting: dance, meditation, the burning of essential oils, prayer and singing are now practiced in my "Creative Art of Being" Workshops.
Because I am on the move constantly, I now seize snippets of time, whether I am on a plane, in a park, in an airports, or in a guesthouse to give visual voice, with pastels and paper, to the Spirit Songs that lie within. Because I am willing to create in my journal I am free to allow the offerings to come through. This is a blessing and liberates my expression and nourishes my soul.
Guess I better get some pictures up of the pastelwork on the sites.
Wishing Love, Light, Magic, Truth, Peace, Power, Inspiration, Delight, Expression, Health, Joy, Freedom and Justice for All.
Althea Knight
April 1, 2009 8:06 PM
Althea said...
Bryan,
I would like to thank-you for creating this much needed site and for taking the time to interview me.
Much love and all that good stuff,
Althea
April 1, 2009 8:28 PM
Black Artists Canada was created by bryan james – theatre practitioner, visual and performance artist and playwright

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