Friday, April 6, 2012

COMA - Maleny Image 11

The latest COMA (Collaboration Of Maleny Artists) exhibition is up and running. The theme is 'making music', and size restricted to 30 x 30 cm.

My entry this time is ...

I called it 'Playing On Silence', taken from a quote by Leopold Stokowski.

“A painter paints pictures on canvas, but musicians paint their pictures on silence”…. Leopold Stokowski

Leopold Anthony Stokowski (April 18, 1882 – September 13, 1977) was a British-born, naturalised American orchestral conductor, well known for his free-hand performing style that spurned the traditional baton and for obtaining a characteristically sumptuous sound from many of the great orchestras he conducted.

His progressive views, flamboyant presence on the concert stage, and innovative approach to music-making provoked both the epithets "genius" and "charlatan".  (Sounds like my kind of bloke...J)

For more info about the exhibition, AND pictures of all the other entries go to the blog of our illustrious and hard-working co-ordinator  Ken Munsie.... and, while you're there, check out his wonderful sculptures.  I should've put him on my last blog's list.


  1. Great composition.
    The hands are very expressive.

  2. oh mu gosh this is beautiful the painting and the words, pianting on silence, that is really something!

  3. I think I meant my, not mu, but you never knu, I mean know!!!!!

  4. i love the way the hands seem to emerge from the sheet music.

  5. Okay, I absolutely love your collage! And the inspiration behind it. Awesome.
    Thanks for this link. I never knew about him before.

    I wanted to congratulate you on your Pulse win! But I've been so behind on everything I just now got here!

  6. very enlightening post Jo
    you certainly captured his "free hand performing style" beautifully in this piece!!!