Ingrid’s Gift of Art to Her Husband

The Oracle by Ingrid Dee Magidson

The Oracle by Ingrid Dee Magidson

Ingrid gave me this glorious work of art yesterday.  Let me share a little of what this means to me.  Ingrid is my wife of 16 years.  In that time we have experienced many things, children, challenges, joys, all of them wrapped in love.  We have always shared our creative spirits with each other.  When she began working on this piece, “The Oracle,” she asked me what I thought.  “You must keep it, it is magnificent.”  I replied.  Instead of keeping it, she gave it to me.  But it is much more than a great work of art, it is a connection to us, our family, our inspirations, even our mentors.

The Oracle by Ingrid Dee Magidson - Detail

The Oracle by Ingrid Dee Magidson – Detail

A brief history of the artwork

The central figure is from a painting by our dearest friend and art mentor, Eva Cellini.  Now in her late eighties, Eva has been an inspiration to both Ingrid and me; Ingrid for her art and me for my writing.  Beneath the woman are the components of many dismantled computers.  My son and I got the joy of pulling them apart.  Ingrid knows my love of all things technological and sci-fi.  The butterflies were opened and chosen by my daughter; take a close look, one is impossibly beautiful, transparent.

The-Oracle-20x15-butterfly-detail

The Oracle by Ingrid Dee Magidson – Detail

The oracle doesn’t have a right eye, in its place is a laser emitter.  It cuts through the fog of time and reveals the truth.  Her gown is made up of music, the sounds of beauty and art.  And she is floating above all that technology.  She is not denying technology, her eye is made of it after all.  No, she accepts it, uses it where appropriate, but is not overwhelmed or in love with it, and it is part of her.  She weaves music, art, technology, nature and time into her prophesies.

The Oracle by Ingrid Dee Magidson - Detail

The Oracle by Ingrid Dee Magidson – Detail

It is a wonderful piece, personal and beautiful.  I am grateful to a beneficent universe that would put me together with my amazing wife.  Thank you.

Ingrid Working Hard on her Upcoming Exhibition

Ingrid Video Shoot - May 21st

Video Shoot of Ingrid Working on her Upcoming Exhibition

Ingrid is working like crazy toward her Vail exhibition opening July 5th.  Today we worked on short videos of each piece (coming soon).  She has finished eight pieces and continues to work hard on more.  Ingrid took a short break from the studio so we could film her talking about her recent creations.  You have to work quickly to catch Ingrid between her studio and her family.   Busy, but what could be better than doing what you love.

The exhibition titled “The Illusion of Time” features some of her most experimental pieces to date.  Short videos will be on the web site and blog in the next few days.  In the meantime, you can look at still images on Ingrid’s website at: www.IngridMagidson.com.

“The Illusion of Time”
One Person Exhibition of Recent Work by Ingrid Dee Magidson
Reception July 5 and 6, 6 to 9 pm.
Galerie Zuger Vail
Solaris Building, Vail