01 June, 2009

Yellow River Rose

Yellow River Rose
Casey Klahn

"(Woody Guthrie's) influence on me was never in inflection or in voice. What drew me to was that hearing his voice, I could tell he was very lonesome, very alone and very lost in his time. That`s why I dug him." Bob Dylan


loriann signori said...

Casey, you continue to amaze me with your river series. Wow! Your way of showing the reflections is beautiful.

Casey Klahn said...

Thanks, Loriann.
I think the reflections are mostly formal constructs, which is to say they are made up. They don't conform much to the established business, ie: reflections are to be duller, the parallax image is submerged at the horizon line, blah. I just want color blocks.

Unknown said...

This is a beautiful and sensitive rendering of a lovely scene. I agree, Woody Guthrie's music and message is relevant, important, and necessary.

Casey Klahn said...

I couldn't find a decent recording of "Roll On, Columbia," which is appropriate for the river theme.

Come to find out that there seems to be one piece of footage of WG playing guitar and singing - that is sad but on par with the times he lived in.

Thanks for reading here, Kathy! Your blog looks great-it will be a new educational source for artists who read artist blogs.

Casey Klahn said...

I love the evocative, forthright piano notes of Dylan's playing, yet the recording is ad hoc and misses the voice. It ends abruptly, and to me represents some of the elements I put in (or leave out) of my River Series.

Jala Pfaff said...

Love the purple and green combo.

colorspeaker said...

Another Gem. Thanks for the quote and the musical connection it has with the series. Very Nice!

Casey Klahn said...

Jala, yes those colors are a theme in these pictures.

Julianne, thanks! And you know music, which is an area where I am mostly lost!

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