In this edition of the Bromide Drag Podcast, artist and Professor Emeritus Patrick Nagatani and I discuss his newest body of work, The Race, and survey his career as a visual storyteller and artist.
Orange/3 Hamidah Gyamts b.Tibet 195?, orphan raised by Tibeten Bhuddist nuns, fled to Bhuton 1959. Hamidahis very short and dark skinned, hair tied in a bun. In 1977 moves to America, ordained a Bhuddist nun falls in love with a novice monk (of Mid - Eastern background) from Normal, Illinois, moved to France. Personal statement: I continued to teach him Buddhist philosophy and he brought me to the clouds. I have been a licensed pilot for 20 years now. His and my ‘enlightenment’ takes place in the sky.”
Unsafe Light, 1985, Patrick Nagatani and Andrée Tracey, Cibachrome print, 20 X 16, 30 X 20, 40 X 30
Topaz, Japanese-American Concentration Camp, Utah, October 14, 1994. Patrick Nagatani, Chromogenic print (Kodak Ektacolor Supra II N), 10 1/4 X 12 3/4
Ganesha-Lord of Obstacles, Patrick Nagatani, 2000, 39″X29″X1 1/2″ Chromogenic print (Fuji crystal archive), masking tape, mixed media, archival enhancing medium
BALD EAGLE – NATIONAL WILDLIFE RESEARCH CENTER, FORT COLLINS, COLORADO, Patrick Nagatani, 2004/2005