"I founded the jazz studies [at California Institute of the Arts], and people come from all over the world because I talk about something very special which has nothing to do with jazz. It’s about spirituality. It’s about creation. It’s about spontaneity. It’s about that everyone has inside of them, since the beginning of time, the history of the universe. And really, what we do when we improvise, is we touch these deeper places inside of us. Many jazz studies only talk about the academic and the academic is just a small part. And the very important thing in improvisational music is to discover *your* sound. When I play, its very important to me to bring out the wood. Like the tree of the bass. I like to sound like a rain forest.” - Charlie Haden
Rest in Peace, Charlie.
Rebecca Clark: Bee 5 (rise), 2009, graphite on paper, 13 3/4 x 8 3/4 in.
Happy Summer Solstice!
Rebecca Clark: Bee 22 (nebulous nearnesses), 2011, graphite on paper, 30 x 22 in.
Rebecca Clark: Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, 2014, graphite and colored pencil on paper, 14 x 22 in. - design for an imagined stained glass window