Sunday, April 3, 2011

Secrets of Creative Aging

In my latest video, Helen Redman, a pioneer of Feminist Art, speaks about her mixed-media Turtle Diary series.  This work is both whimsical and profound, and has much to convey about aging and creativity, creative aging, and the synergy of a loving marriage. Redman has painted self-portraits at every stage of her life.  Only as an elder did she start to create double portraits of herself and her husband Kenny Weissberg - as turtles! 

As Redman has written,“Turtle medicine includes a connection with the center, navigation skills, self-reliance, tenacity, patience, the ability to respect the boundaries of self and others, and develop new ideas. Originally created with humorous intent, I unknowingly chose an ancient symbol of nurturance, mother energy, determination and longevity.” 

It was a privilege to film and interview Helen and Kenny, and to share their wisdom in this video.

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