It has been a long and tiresome Pandemic Year 2. The Summer of the year before, I had finished cleaning out the barn studio attic and had begun to do the same with the workshop, when I’d had the idea to renovate my studio. By Winter I had a plan and hired a contractor. Now this Winter has arrived and finally it is near completion. These things always drag on endlessly. I was too optimistic about work getting done during the pandemic, and the scope of work was more than I knew. However, it is much finer than I originally planned, and worth the wait. But I haven’t done much of any kind of art work all year, a few sketches; too many disruptions to think about, and the road out front was torn up for 3 months with utility upgrades. (The sound of beeping earthmovers all day). The “Garden” studio will be used for an Art studio, Tango lounge, guest house and party space. I’m hoping things will get back to normal in 2022- Spend time in the studio, dance some Tango, hangout with friends, do some traveling.
Nick Lee original soundtrack season 1, BEE. Here is the full unedited track for your enjoyment!
Un-stack the pyramid of thoughts,
and look at one brick alone
Bee wonders about the Hive
and even Sanity itself.
The BEE drama season finale!
Many people will have their Covid-19-Year art pieces; this Bee miniseries is mine.
A common bee discovers himself disconnected from the hive society, and begins to consider his purpose and directions, independently, and for himself. He flies around with a fresh eye to situations and roles, and questioning and refining his basic assumptions about the world, perception, and reality.
BEE Film ep4 Credits: Music by Nick Lee Sunsets by the Hangers Flowers by Alexa Lee Road Movie by John Harnois
He is a motivated gatherer
and also a share-er
Bringing in much more
than he can use alone and for himself
BEE Film ep3 Credits: Music by Nick Lee Road movie by John Harnois #johnp.harnois
The Bee is very industrious
and a tireless worker
He works both independently and within a group
to achieve his own purpose
BEE Film ep2 Credits: Music by Nick Lee Sunsets by the Hangers
The long-awaited world-release of the BEE drama. New episodes weekly.
Credits: Flowers by Alexa Lee Music by Nick Lee
He can fly easily with his own wings, but doesn’t feel like he has to. He can create and indulge in marvelous ideas and experiment as he pleases and to amuse himself.
It feels like puja season, and the Summer’s Horse Bodhisattva shrine is over. Presenting the movie-ette version.
Try to put a sculpture into a media-rich environment like Instagram, and you quickly see the use of series, video, storytelling, and music, it enlivens the subject. The Art becomes a character in the center of a potentially star-building narrative system.
I create actual stuff, things, objects. I act with things in my environment; tools, studio, garden, home. I’ll continue to, because that what living is to me. Meanwhile, I don’t know what to do about the rich-media online environment. I like dipping into it, making a few comments, but I don’t really need it for anything, and it is a lot of work to maintain it well. It is ultimately about finding a place that can fully support all your madness, delusions, and hallucinations.
How to explain the Bee, is, many media influences together, without more connection than happens in a person’s (mine) Mind. A continuous surf session on the phone while laying on the couch during Covid-19. Here are the elements and their sources, listed:
Lucy Price, and Megan Slattery, for motivational self inspiration.
Emma Pryde, for Glory Kitsch
Alexa Lee, the Bee Gardener
Racheal Bunting, for unlimiting exaggeration and metaphor
K Drama, for rich soup narratives and graphic design
WebToons, for serial stories
Emma Rodseth, for noticing everything, and bee Poet.
Afreeca.com, for livestreaming
The Hangers, for understanding and encouragement.
Peter Sparling, for A Month of Goldbergs
All my work now has a strong narrative content. I imagine and get to use more cultural connections than when I was an austere minimalist, as I was years ago. Of course, all-hail materials and process, but I want to fool around more now.
When trying to put a sculpture into a media-rich environment like Instagram, and you quickly see the use of series, video, storytelling, and music, it enlivens the subject matter. The art becomes the character in the center of a potentially star-building narrative system.
I create actual stuff, things, objects. I act with things in my environment, tools, studio, garden, home. I’ll continue to, because that what living is to me. Meanwhile, I don’t know what to do about the rich-media online environment. I like dipping into it, making a few comments, but I don’t really need it for anything, and it is a lot of work to maintain it well. For Documentation of Record, this blog here is a much better medium overall. It is all ultimately about finding a spot that can fully support all your madness, delusion and hallucination.