Unweave A Rainbow

Unweave A Rainbow

Visionary painter Brigid Marlin interviewed by Natalie Dekel. Natalie Dekel: I understand that life has not been easy for you. Perhaps your painting has been akin to personal salvation or healing. Is that how you see it? Brigid: No. The situation is that the spiritual...
Finding My Voice.

Finding My Voice.

Singer Tony Kaldas interviewed by Natalie Dekel. ‘What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind.’ The Buddha.   Natalie Dekel: Do you feel your work with music as part...
The Energy Behind the Sound.

The Energy Behind the Sound.

Spiritual chanting artist, Russell Jenkins, interviewed by Gil Dekel. Gil Dekel: How did you develop your chanting abilities? [1] Russell Jenkins: I have a hearing of an Aum. It is like you look at it and you think, ‘Oh, it’s a star that I can pluck out of the sky.’...
Creating the Right Conditions for Music to Come.

Creating the Right Conditions for Music to Come.

Yoram Markreich (musician, lyricist and author) in an interview with Gil Dekel.   Gil Dekel: They say that there were so many wild stories around the expressionist painter Kirchner (born 1880) that it is hard to know what is true and what is fiction… How much of...
Finding a Voice.

Finding a Voice.

Short interview with academic and painter Barbara Howey. Natalie Dekel: I know from reading your PhD thesis that your mother’s passing led you to start painting. Do you still feel that painful moments from the past lead you to create your current works? [1]...
The Search for Explicit Self.

The Search for Explicit Self.

Dr. Iain Biggs interviewed by Gil Dekel. Gil Dekel: I get the feeling that your paintings suggest a sense of environment, a sense of “earthiness”… Is this correct? [1] Iain Biggs: “Earthiness” means such different things to different people… but I can say...
Listening to Yourself.

Listening to Yourself.

Dr. Amikam Marbach interviewed by Gil Dekel (discussing how to structure a PhD thesis).   Gil Dekel: You have developed a method that employs words to help people become aware of their prior knowledge, or inner insights. With your method people can articulate these...
Insight into the Personal.

Insight into the Personal.

Curator Karen Robson interviewed by Natalie Dekel. Natalie Dekel: How can one curate an exhibition on something so intangible, such as memories? [1] Karen Robson: We started originally with the idea of just doing diaries – and it expanded as we explored the...
Where the Unthinkable can be Expressed.

Where the Unthinkable can be Expressed.

Short interview with Patricia Bickers, art historian, editor and critic. Gil Dekel: What motivates you to speak about art and explore it? In what way art touches you? [1] Patricia Bickers: I like the fact that while you may learn a great deal about art through...

Suddenly Awakened.

Author Colin Wilson interviewed by Gil Dekel. Gil Dekel: How would you define your sense of artistry? Would you consider yourself a writer, philosopher, mystic, or perhaps a critic? [1] Colin Wilson: Well, as an artist/philosopher, I would say. You see, when I was in...
Overlapping Morphic Fields.

Overlapping Morphic Fields.

Dr. Rupert Sheldrake, biologist and author, interviewed by Gil Dekel. Gil Dekel: If the mind is ‘extended’ as you seem to suggest, how then do you see human-kind in general? As individuals that are inter-connected, or perhaps as one ‘entity’...
When The Impossible Is Realized.

When The Impossible Is Realized.

Interview with Alan Steinfeld, author and founder of NewRealities.com. Gil Dekel: You are writing about the artist’s role in creating new realities. Do you think there is a unique or specific way that artists see or experience reality? Alan Steinfeld: The artist...
The Image of Ourselves.

The Image of Ourselves.

Performance artist Roi Vaara interviewed by Gil Dekel. Gil Dekel: Would it be correct to say that you are a ‘performance artist’? [1] Roi Vaara: I am known for my performances, so yes, it is correct to say I am performance artist. But when I am asked what I do, I...
Emotional Slices of Light.

Emotional Slices of Light.

Photographic installation artist Katayoun Dowlatshahi interviewed by Gil Dekel. Gil Dekel: You are tracing light onto glass using a method called Carbon Photography. How did you develop the idea of ‘light drawings’? [1] Katayoun Dowlatshahi: In 1998 I spent a year as...
Extra Light in the Mind.

Extra Light in the Mind.

Installation artist David Johnson interviewed by Gil Dekel.   Gil Dekel: Your work has undergone an interesting evolution over the years. [1] David Johnson: When I was young I used to paint and draw and make mono-prints. I studied architecture originally, but gave...
Meaningful Objects.

Meaningful Objects.

Installation artist Ken Devine interviewed by Gil Dekel. Gil Dekel: Your art project Colours of the Sphere looks at the ways in which people create meanings with the world around them and especially with colours. [1] Ken Devine: Yes, the project started ten years ago...
Life is a dream.

Life is a dream.

Interview with painter, photographer and installation artist Pablo Avendaño.   Natalie Dekel: When was it that you first decided to paint or express yourself visually? [1] Pablo Avendaño: I cannot recall when it began except for the very early visits to the Prado with...
The Beauty in Temporality.

The Beauty in Temporality.

Watercolour painter Melanie Chan interviewed by Gil Dekel. Gil Dekel: You specialise in watercolour paintings of flowers. What do you see in the flower? [1] Melanie Chan: I see the beauty of nature in flowers, and I am amazed by their perfection and their symmetry....
Unfoldment

Unfoldment

Mandala painter, Barry Stevens, interviewed by Gil Dekel. Gil Dekel: Mandalas are usually round, or I should say circular around a centre. As such they do not seem to have an up or down, left or right. How do you then ‘plan’ the painting? [1] Barry Stevens: The...