Tonight was the Art Walk here in Chiang Mai, organized by AS's friends Laura and Chadwick (once upon a time they lived in Prague and went around to museums, digging up old forgotten paintings from storage, and then painting copies of said paintings onto Chadwick's body). We met up with our friend Dave at Matoom Art Space (where I was showing two drawings), and wandered around to a few of the studios. It was fun, though the highlights may have been finding a stray copy of Art Forum to look at, and talking to Dave about religion. Actually though, there were some prints up at Matoom by a 4th year BFA student named Yong that were pretty nice--apocalyptic and nice. CMU has an exceptional printmaking department, with better facilities and more space than anywhere I've been in the states. We went to the MFA show about two weeks ago and were astounded. CMU offers only one MFA degree, and it's in printmaking. Frankly the most interesting work we've seen here so far has been out of that department.
And some details. This was drawn on saa paper, which is made from mulberry bark.
Teak is neat. It has big leaves.