Thursday, May 28, 2015

Vox Piscis




Another day of work in progress on Vox Piscis. The Voice of the Fish.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Vox Piscis



Vox Pisces, 8″ x 10″, a work in progress by Julie Kwiatkowski Schuler.
I enjoy the patina of folk tale on this story, about a book. There’s quite probably a book called Vox Piscis. It may be at the threshold of truth, that it was found at a fish market. It does strain credulity that it was found in the stomach of a 93 year old cod fish. An Atlantic cod has a lifespan of 25 years, tops. Actually, you couldn’t fit a book in an immature codfish. So, the fish would have had to have been 8 years old already, to reach full size. That would have had to have been a hundred and one year old cod fish, in which the treatise was found. Satisfying as a story, but not very manageable in the light of cold reason.

Anyway, the story that launched this piece:
On June 23, 1626, a fishmonger in Cambridge, England gutted a cod and found a book inside, wrapped in a sailcloth. It was a discourse on the sacraments written by Protestant priest, John Firth, burned at the stake in 1533. Before he was executed he was imprisoned in an Oxford fish cellar, where he wrote the treatise, stuffed it in a fish, and threw the fish back out into the water, presumably. The volume was called Vox Pisces, The Voice of the Fish.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Voice of the Fish



Another day of progress on this, The Voice of the Fish.
On June 23, 1626, a fishmonger in Cambridge, England gutted a cod and found a book inside, wrapped in a sailcloth. It was a discourse on the sacraments written by Protestant priest, John Firth, burned at the stake in 1533. Before he was executed he was imprisoned in an Oxford fish cellar, where he wrote the treatise, stuffed it in a fish, and threw the fish back out into the water, presumably. The volume was called Vox Pisces, The Voice of the Fish.

Vox Pisces, 8″ x 10″, a work in progress by Julie Kwiatkowski Schuler

Monday, May 25, 2015

The Voice of the Fish



On June 23, 1626, a fishmonger in Cambridge, England gutted a cod and found a book inside, wrapped in a sailcloth. It was a discourse on the sacraments written by Protestant priest, John Firth, burned at the stake in 1533. Before he was executed he was imprisoned in an Oxford fish cellar, where he wrote the treatise, stuffed it in a fish, and threw the fish back out into the water, presumably. The volume was called Vox Pisces, The Voice of the Fish.
I wanted to make a painting about that. So I will.
Vox Pisces, 8″ x 10″, a work in progress by Julie Kwiatkowski Schuler

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Spring Banquet in Cleveland




Painting of a Spring Banquet circa 1960's Cleveland, Ohio. Inspired by a vintage photo of the same subject.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Thursday, May 21, 2015

A Spring Banquet in Cleveland



Group portrait in progress inspired by a 1960s era photograph of the same subject.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Spring Banquet in Cleveland



A little more work in progress! Slowly, slowly getting there.

Monday, May 18, 2015

A Spring Banquet in Cleveland



Slow and steady wins the race. Another day of work in progress.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Friday, May 15, 2015

A Spring Banquet in Cleveland




Group portrait in progress, inspired by a vintage photo of the same subject.