I’ve been a visual artist far longer than I’ve been a dancer. Even in study, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
In terms of my art relating to lindy hop… in the past year I’ve been doing some poster design for events I’ve either run or helped run… falling into the category of Advertising/Poster Art, but certainly not “Fine Art with the theme of lindy hop.”
What has interested people the most though, is something I’ve never made public. It’s essentially a hybrid of a dance notebook and a sketchbook. To be able to work both disciplines at once, I’ve taken to analyzing clips through quick sketches. They’re essentially the equivalent of key frames for an animation. They’re also usually unintelligible to my partners, but for me, they remind me instantly of the movement I was trying to document. Much easier than trying to parse through and reinterpret my words, which sometimes in a dance notebook seem so far removed from dance. Anyway, it would take me a little more time to scan/edit/upload a few of these images if you’re interested in seeing them. I also do have a slight worry over making something public that was never intended to be. Personally, I wouldn’t want my private decisions (in the act of drawing and learning) to be influenced by a theoretical audience, if that makes any sense.
Anyway, in the meantime… here’s a site where you can see some of my work: http://cethstifel.com/
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