August 02, 2006

4: On Lineage


I think it's pretty important to value the contributions of those who've come before. It has nothing to do with fashion or age or style--it has to do with having worked hard, pushed boundaries, taken risks and set standards; they earned respect. We should all be very grateful for the lineage we all get to be a part of. There's hundreds of years of big shoes to fill, every great artist a pal urging us to work a little harder, do a little better. Not long ago Jenny Lerew at the Blackwing Diaries posted about Mr Roy Mckie's terrific books and illustrations; well I happened upon this one in NY, and I think it's just amazing. Here's a sampling from it:








Thanks Mr Mckie!
Robert Henri writes:

"Through art mysterious bonds of understanding and of knowledge are established among men. They are the bonds of a great Brotherhood. Those who are of the Brotherhood know each other, and time and space cannot separate them."

6 comments:

  1. Great post man. "You owe it to yourselves and to the medium..."
    You do it all pround Nick.

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  2. The dedication to all aspects of the art in your writing is now becoming a source of inspiration for me. It was obvious in your work, which is shows a direct passion for the medium. Supporting your fellow current artists and those shoulders we stand upon is a valuable leadership asset that will no doubt support you right back.

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  3. More wonderful words Nick. Thx

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  4. Thanks guys. You're all very generous, and it means a lot. Ric, those are very very kind words. Thank you.

    But I'll tell you what:
    I'm shocked that more people haven't commented on this post. These drawings just blow my mind. Roy McKie KILLS. Here's to him.

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  5. My gosh--that is amazing! Mind if I link to it? I didn't know anything about this book!

    BTW are you moving to SF permanently? if so(as I presume)congrats! and have fun! I"m sure you will. : )

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