Project 52 – Art & Music Collaboration

"Ladies Who Lunch"

“Ladies Who Lunch”

 Helen Davey, a wonderful musician has created a project which she calls Project 52, which is:

52 pieces of music in direct response to 52 artworks shared by 52 different artists for 52 weeks.

Every week one artist’s work will be featured, together with corresponding “Sound-Painting” music,  Helen Davey created (and performed) specifically for the artwork.

This cross-arts project can be viewed as a series of online events so you can enjoy it no matter where you are!

Click here to hear the “Sound Painting” 

Ladies Who Lunch © Indigene Theresa Gaskin  
8” x 8” x 1.5” mixed media  $75.00  

This art was inspired by my childhood memories of my grandmother. It was created from two vintage photographs, I imagined my grandmother in Springtime colors, and going out with her lady friends for lunch. These ladies who lunched during her time, would not have been welcome everywhere, but didn’t allow that to stop them from having fun!

This piece started out with layers of acrylic paint, vintage papers, 1950’s menu, vintage handbag charm, plastic/paper stickers, old photographs, inks, button, cardboard letters, metal and vintage scrabble wood letters, on an 8” x 8” x 1.5” gallery-wrapped canvas. Text, symbols and images float above and below the surface. There are many small details to discover in this piece!

Here’s what Helen Davey had to say about my art and “Ladies Who Lunch”

“I find Indigene’s artwork refreshing and loved that most of her work reflects many facets of women’s lives.

This piece is pure fun – but I was moved by the story behind it, so I chose a blues feel  to structure my response. I enjoyed delving into the girly energy – in fact, I almost wrote a piece about handbags and colourful shoes – but settled for a comment about buttons instead.  (I do so love buttons!).”

For more information about Helen Davey, where to purchase the music to this art:

I think my grandmother would have loved the art and the music, what a beautiful tribute to her and the ladies she lunched with all those years ago!
From my wildly creative passionate soul to yours, in peace.
  1. What a delightful idea to create music to reflect your art! Your art piece evokes a lot of nostalgia and joy – loved seeing this!

    Comment by Arlene Holtz — August 21, 2014 @ 9:33 am

  2. Thanks so much Arlene! I so appreciate your coming by and commenting on this. Your comment definitely captures the spirit, in which I created this, along with Helen's music! :)

    Comment by Indigene — August 25, 2014 @ 8:52 am

  3. Oh I bet your Grandmother would have loved this too! What a great cross-art project to participate in :)

    Comment by Jill Marie — August 22, 2014 @ 3:29 pm

  4. Thank you Jill! This was so close to my heart and it means a lot to me to have wonderful artists and artisans comment on it as well as family and friends. It was definitely a heart project! Thank you so for stopping by and being a beacon of encouragement! :)

    Comment by Indigene — August 25, 2014 @ 8:49 am

  5. Indigene,

    it's great to have one of your vibrant artworks in"project 52". Thanks you so much for being part of the project and for trusting me with your art.
    Warm regards,

    Comment by Helen Davey — August 23, 2014 @ 9:02 pm

  6. Helen, I can’t begin to tell you how much your music added to my art. It is a wonderful tribute to my grandmother, her sisters and friends and their courageous spirit to be themselves during a time, when it was not wanted. I appreciate your musical talent and genius! Thank you so much!!

    Comment by Indigene — August 25, 2014 @ 8:47 am

  7. Thanks for sharing, Theresa!

    Comment by RitaJC — August 24, 2014 @ 10:35 am

  8. Thank you Rita for always stopping by and leaving comments! :)

    Comment by Indigene — August 25, 2014 @ 8:47 am

  9. What a beautiful tribute and a lovely collaboration between artists! I'm so glad I was able to witness it.

    Comment by Deanna — August 25, 2014 @ 10:48 pm

  10. Thanks so much, Deanna! It was a wonderful project to see develop and I love the end result! Thanks for reviewing it, too! :)

    Comment by Indigene — August 27, 2014 @ 9:17 am

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