Monday, January 24, 2011

Linocuts on PPLD TV! The video is here!

PPLD Off the Wall: February 2011 from PPLD TV on Vimeo.


Oh. My.

Late this afternoon I received an email from Ralph Giordano at ArchAngel Productions with an ominous link.  Yup. To the premiere of "my" segment for the PPLD TV short program "Off the Wall."

I made the Darling Man come and stand next to me when I clicked PLAY. It's probably an understatement to say that I, um, dislike having my picture taken. Video? Even worse. But when the Pikes Peak Library District contacted me to announce that I will be their Featured Artist in February, I learned a video interview came with the honor. My mouth cheerfully agreed, but the rest of me went in to a bit of dread-and-panic mode. (Video. Shudder.)

Thankfully Ralph and his co-producer Lee Graham worked wonders with the limited screen charm they had available to them. They were kind and encouraging and fun to work with. (Although I did tell them I would also let everyone know they put me on a pedestal when I did my interview. Literally. I was a bit vertically challenged for the shot they had in mind. I had to stand on the video equipment's hard case so they could see my linos in the background of the frame.)

You can see other artist features on In My Eye Entertainment's Vimeo channel. I imagine "Art Underfoot" might be the lead video until late February when the next feature takes front and center. (UPDATE: The video link above now goes directly to the PPLD TV channel and is the permanent link to "my" segment.)

If you have a Vimeo account and can leave comments, please let Ralph and Lee know what you think of their work. You can tell 'em I sent you!

31 comments:

Toni said...

Sherrie I was so pumped seeing this video. I'm still all giddy for you. Just awesome.

Deborah Paris said...

Wonderful video! You did good!

Susan J. Tweit said...

I love it! I'd say you definitely protest too much about hating to have your photo taken or--horrors--having video made. You were charming, knowledgeable, and funny--just the way you are in life. So. More please!

moreidlethoughts said...

Well done! And, may I say, I got such a kick from recognising some of these prints!

Are you curious about me? said...

Congrautulations, such a lovely film I hope that your show goes well too. I only wish that I lived nearer so that I could see it.

Tracy Turner said...

What a fabulous film Sherrie, and I get to hear what you sound like at last. You talk passionately and coherently about your work and shouldn't be nervous at all about the video. You film extremely well, and you explained everything perfectly.

Jill Bergman said...

Yeah!! It's excellent! You were interesting and clear and beautiful with beautiful artwork. Congratulations!

Katka said...

You did a terrific job in the video Sherrie. You explained everything perfectly well and came across as warm and likable. And, not least, your prints look stunning.

Well done!

Sherrie Y said...

Thank you all, most sincerely. I've felt a mixture of emotions since the video appeared, from relief at not appearing a COMPLETE dolt to horror at the number of times I said "Um."

But I really am delighted to have such a nice, professional piece to share. I haven't heard my recorded voice (except on my answering machine, which lately has had David's voice rather than my own) since I was a child, nor seen myself on video EVER. A... challenging... experience, but one that has encouraged me to think a little harder about maybe making some instructional videos? We'll see.

Anyway, thanks again. It's lovely to have such a fine circle of support.

Jeff said...

Oh, very fine! Very cool. The explanation of reduction printing merely confirms what I've said about the way your brain works--I mean, cutting away what you want to remain?--but that's just how it is. I thought David might slip some Stick Notes in there, but I guess someone else had the final cut. Congratulations!

Cathi Bouzide said...

Sherrie,
I thought the piece was fabulous!

I love what Susan T. said and I second that!

Congrats woman!
C

Mr. Miller said...

Amazing! Congrats on the video feature. Always inspired by your work.

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Great job! Congratulations. I loved the video, it's really good to have a voice to go with the blog that I've been reading for so long. Although it must have been really scarey talking to a camera, it really felt like you/we were just having a chat one to one.

Instructional videos would be awesome!

Snail said...

What a hoot! That was excellent. :)

Katherine Tyrrell said...

Sherrie - that is a wonderul video and really illustrates very clearly how impressive your work is and how wonderful it looks when seen together

I'm giving the video another outing on my blog The Art of the Landscape - see Sherrie York draws and prints the landscape underfoot. I'm also going to be highlighting it on Making A Mark on Sunday.

Mary Byrom said...

Very nice video! Your work is lovely!

Stephanie Berry said...

I started my "snowday" by watching your video. It is great. It's fascinating to hear your process. I will be back to your blog again!

Reveille Kennedy said...

Dearest Sherrie,
I am so proud of you! Your intricate work is soooo beautiful and inspiring and I love the video. It is exactly what people need to know about your difficult and time consuming process. And to think, when you are finished, there will never be another like it. Yay for you!
Reveille Kennedy
www.reveillekennedy.com

Jo Castillo said...

Very well done. Congratulations. Your prints are so lovely and intricate.

Nancy Teague said...

Sherrie - congrats on the video and exposure! Your work is so unique, intricate, enjoyable, and delightful!

J. R. Baldini said...

I used to do silkscreen in worked in the reduction method. I believe my most accomplished was 23 screens...
It's exciting to see the print finally emerge.
I read a book years ago by a psychologist that said while most people go about their day with their eyes looking down, artists most often paint at eye level.
Great video - you did just fine !

Patrick Gracewood said...

Sherrie, this is wonderful, I love how the camera adds movement to your images. This should goe on your blogs sidebar becaues it's a great intro to you and your work.
(Think of video as your virtual border collie, working for you as you do something else!)

Michelle said...

I found your blog and the video on Alyson Stanfield's blog, and I'm glad I came. Your video is excellent (the 'ums' aren't as obvious as you think they are), and you do an excellent job of explaining your process and inspirations. I especially liked that the story of your art had some humor and things within it that we can all identify with. Brava!

Sharon Alama Art said...

Wow-- What a nice video and your work is FABULOUS!

You go, girl!

Sherrie Y said...

Welcome to everyone who has been making their way here from Alyson's newsletter, and thanks for all your positive and encouraging comments! I intend to stop by each of your blogs/websites in the next few days, so thanks for introducing yourselves.

In the meantime, I am just back from a couple of days out of town (moving the aforementioned show from one location to another) and will be plowing through all the post-trip chores sustained by your good cheer.

Karine said...

Congratulations, Sherrie! The video was well done, interesting, and you sounded REALLY professional. I loved it. Your work is also beautifully featured.

Robin Jamison Hernandez said...

Absolutely gorgeous work, Sherrie! Congratulations on the video, your beautiful show a the library, and continued success!

I teach 1st through 6th graders, all mediums, and often talk about working "backwards." With the school cancellations this week (north of Denver), I'm left without class photos to post for the parents. What luck that your article appeared on Alyson's blog today. I'll be sharing your beautiful work with my students' families instead :)

Again, congrats! I love your work!

Lauren said...

Hi Sherrie...
Wow! You did a fantastic job. Love your "story" and love your work. Well done!

Pat Bishop said...

Congratulations! You did a great job with your video, your work wonderful, I can relate to you images completely. I often take photos of the wonderful world beneath our feet as I'm walking in and near the woods.

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

Congrats!!!

Karen Martin Sampson said...

This video is lovely, informative and just plain beautiful! Your work is so sensitive, draws one into it with gentle coaxing. You look and sound wonderful (in fact, you have a beautiful, very soothing voice - do more videos!). Congratulations on getting out there and being seen!