In November 2007 Christchurch-based psychotherapist Walter Logeman completed a project to make a 1000 digital images in a year. The project is fully documented in the Thousand Sketches blog and a selection of his limited edition prints is available on Felt.
What do you make?
Digital images and from those I make limited edition prints. And I paint!
Your favourite materials, tools and processes?
I love my little Toshiba M200 Tablet PC, not the latest, but nice. I can draw on the screen with a pen. ArtRage 2, top of the line artist software. My Printer is an A3 Epson printer that uses pigment ink. I am still blown away by the depth of colour.
I use mostly thick HahnemÃ¼hle Paper.
The process starts in my observations and doodles. My play with the media. Meditations on what emerges. My process can be summed up: One thing leads to another.
What inspires you?
Artists. I go to galleries and last year went to San Francisco and New York. I blog my experiences and reflections on art: http://walterlogeman.com/art
Nature. Nothing inspires more than the beauty in nature. Tramping works well for me.
Describe your workspace:
Anywhere where there is a place to get comfortable with my M200 – I need power, and preferably the Internet. I only print in my home office studio surrounded by books and prints.
Five words that describe your mind:
Restless, driven, busy… dreamy, thoughtful.
What are you currently listening to?
Recommend an album:
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss – Raising Sand
Your favourite childhood book?
What are you reading now?
Just finished “The Brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao” by Junot Diaz. Loved it. Have a book by Andy Warhol to start on, or perhaps a book by Peter Temple, classy crime writer.
Dr. Jacob Moreno, founder of Psychodrama and someone who combines deep spirituality and a scientific approach.
A favourite quote:
Not really a favourite, as I just came across it, but it describes the moment, the moment we could call by many name, he calls it realisation.
“Then one must think in terms of transcending beyond your own thought and your own feeling to, let’s say, a religious state of mind — not a religion, but a religious state of mind. And a philosophic state of mind which could lead to realisations. And realisations aren’t really tangible things.”
Louis Kahn, an inspired architect.
Do you have any pets?
Little. Ocicat. The keyboard cat, she likes to sit on the keyboard as I type.
Limited edition prints by Walter are available in his Felt shop, waltzzz, and will feature in like something different at Our City O-Tautahi in Christchurch from 18 August to 13 September.