23 September 2006

Madness, Shapechanging, Art

The Journal of Mythic Arts Summer /Fall 2006 issue is now up at the Endicott Studio website, and my paper "The Artist as Shaman: Madness, Shapechanging and Art in Terri Winding's The Woodwife" is included. You can scroll down the page to find it (but be sure to look at the other wonderful stuff too), or if you must, skip straight to it here.

This was originally written as an assignment for a workshop/seminar I took at SUNY New Paltz in . . . 2003, maybe, or was it 2002? So it's really Heinz Insu Fenkl's fault that I wrote it in the first place. And, of course, Terri Windling's for writing a book that made me ramble on at such length. (The mistakes and the stupid things are all my own fault of course). The paper was first published in the Mythic Passages web journal.

5 comments:

Dad said...

So this is what you did at SUNY.
Of course, we must add it to our Niko Archive so that when you are fanous we can say "We knew her when... and here's some of her original articles." Do you remember the plasticine gryphon?

Niko said...

Yes, I do remember the plasticine gryphon. You don't still have it, do you? It must have disintegrated into a lump of grey goo by now . . .

And did you notice that my paper is illustrated by Brian Froud? Brian Froud! Hee.

Rowena said...

Lessa and Vogt...tee hee. Knew that text would be good for something. Crumrine would be proud.

Dad said...

Yes, we still have the gryphon and a few other of your early works like the pony head and a "hand painted" mug, etc. There's no escaping parental pride.

Niko said...

Rowena: Oddly enough, I've found a lot of that old anthro stuff useful. It was invaluable for my MA, too.

Dad: Eek! That's almost as bad as naked baby pictures! Just kidding. I've kept a lot of really of drawings and things, too.