Jan 27, 2009
Just up the street is the center of what used to be a tiny village, of which there are several in this general area. This dorf is cute as can be, with cobbled streets, a church, a spring-fed fountain, a few buildings dating from at least 1750, and several sculptures featured by the architecture. This is seemingly the indicator that puts a place on the map 'round here. When I run through there in the morning the pre-dawn street, which narrows to one lane, is filled with the fragrance of fresh bread baking at the little bakery. And at the far end is the Vienna Woods. Yet another reason why this is one of the world's most popular cities. Particularly for me!
Tim Holmes Studio
- I'm a sculptor/filmmaker
living in Montana, USA. I am using art to move the evolution
of humanity forward into an increasingly responsive, inclusive and
interactive culture. As globalization flattens peoples into a
capitalist monoculture I hope to use my art to celebrate historical
cultural differences and imagine how we can co-create a rich future
I see myself as an artist/philosopher laboring deep in the mines of joy. I've had a good long career of exhibiting work around the world and working on international outreach projects, most notably being the first American to be invited to present a one-person exhibit in the Hermitage Museum. Recently I have turned my attention from simply making metal sculpture to creating films and workshops for engaging communities directly, tinkering with the very ideas and mechanisms behind cultural transformation. I feel that as we face tragic world crises, if the human species favors our imaginative and creative capacities we can cultivate a rich world to enjoy.
For me the deepest satisfaction in making art comes in engaging people's real life concerns rather than providing simple entertainment or decoration. Areas of conflict or tension are particularly ripe for the kind of transformative power that art uniquely carries. I invite any kind of challenge that serves people on a deep level.