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1/19/17

50th Anniversary - Potsdam Conference - 1995 - Lightbox Images

As part of the events marking the 50th anniversary of the Potsdam Coference in Potsdam, Germany, I participated by having an exhibition of digitally altered and printed images that were placed in 160 lightboxes at tram and bus stops throughout Potsdam, as well as a smaller number in Berlin and in Arnhem, the Netherlands. My goal was to create a reflection of 50 years of history when the people of Potsdam were living the consequences of the Potsdam Conference. I did this by using photographs from the DOK film studio archives, photographs taken by Potsdam photographer Martin Seidel, and photographs from personal archives of the people of Potsdam, as well as photographs that I took in Potsdam while working on the project. By digitally altering the images and creating a sort of "digital collage" my goal was to use computer technology to combine layers of time, creating an image that evokes a glance in all directions. Using a means of communication usually dominated by advertising to express more than the enticement to consume, my goal was to broaden opportunities for advertisers and invite the public to use the lightboxes as a reflection of their own creativity. This image is a collage of images from the DOK Film Archive, used with permission, and from photograghs that I took in Sanssouci. My intent in creating this image was to salute the creative spirit of filmmakers who persevered in the years 1945-1995. Corporate sponsors for the project were : Wall AG, Berlin, Germany. ESC, Badsalzuflen, Germany. OCE' Germany, and Color Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands.

1/16/17

Berliner Zeitung - No. 153, July 3,1991

- - - - VIVID COLORS FOR A SMALLER WORLD - AMERICAN ARTIST EXHIBITS IN TREPTOW - - - - "The world has become smaller, and the distance betweeen things shorter." The American artist Patrick Burke, who since yesterday has been showing his exhibition "On the Surface of Our Moon" at Kulturehaus Treptow, is a widely traveled man and knows whereof he speaks. "Man has conquered the distance to the moon, and has left behind his traces there. You here in Germany have bridged the gap between East and West, and are again one people." As the son of a U.S. soldier, Burke grew up in Germany. Later he settled on the American West Coast, then spent many years on board a fishing fleet in the Alaskan waters, and worked as a cowboy and a poultry farmer in the Vermont woods*. The experience of a life filled with variety are mirrored in Burke's paintings, which come alive with a charming alternation between abstraction and reality. Burke also finds themes in the political issues of the day, as in his painting depicting the misery of the Kurdish refugees and the opening of the Brandenburg Gate. His interesting work style, pressing acrylic paint or pastel ink onto colorful backgrounds using a cold-needle technique, produces an extraordinary line and special expression. "I've always been a little skeptical of the art scene," says the self taught Burke, who has never studied painting. "Furthermore, I distrust galleries; it's better to take your own opportunities in hand as much as possible." Burke, who has had some success in America and is showing in Europe for the first time, has held himself to this conviction. His friend, Rob Schrama, a Dutch performance artist, has helped with the organization of Burke's trip to Europe, which will go on to Amsterdam after the show in Berlin. Burke's work is on display until August 23 in the gallery at 5 Puschkinallee. This is the gallery's premier showing of the work of an American artist. Those interested in purchasing pictures should expect prices in the range of 380 to 2,700 German Marks. Jakob Augstein - - - - * CORRECTION * Herdsman on a dairy farm in Vermont, not "cowboy and poultry farmer etc." Organic Jersey cows, cedar sawdust on the barn floor, a big stained glass window...not a chicken in sight. (lost in translation but the thought of life on a poultry farm is not apealling at all, even in Vermont.) PB. (The mayor of East Berlin bought a work, the Brandenburg Gate inspired work titled "Just A Road, Just A Road.") From recently found mobile archives.

1/4/17

Kimono Collection 2017 - Visualmyth Fabric

Beautiful kimonos are created by our expert tailor. Classic, simple and comfortable. With stunning Visualmyth Fabric designs, customized for kimonos. Double sided with a special design for the inside of the kimono. Pictured above is the "Infinity Kimono". Or - Use your sewing skills to create a beautiful kimono with the Visualmyth Fabric Kimono Kit. Coming mid February.

1/2/17

Kimono Collection 2017 - Visualmyth Fabric

Beautiful kimonos are created by our expert tailor. Classic, simple and comfortable. With stunning Visualmyth Fabric designs, customized for kimonos. Double sided with a special design for the inside of the kimono. Pictured above is the "Infinity Kimono". Or - Use your sewing skills to create a beautiful kimono with the Visualmyth Fabric Kimono Kit. Coming mid January.

12/31/16

Bonne Année 2017

Wishing all a Peaceful and Happy New Year. Visualmyth Fabric looks forward to the new seasons and inspirations.

12/27/16

Don't Play That Song - Peppino di Capri - Visualmyth

"Don't Play That Song" written by Ahmet Ertegun and Betty Nelson. Sung by Peppino di Capri. From the movie "Il Sorpasso" directed by Dino Risi. Artwork and video by Patrick Burke. Visualmyth © Patrick Burke.

12/25/16

Verbal Theaters - Je Te Veux - Visualmyth

A poem set to the music of Erik Satie, Je Te Veux, played by Klára Körmendi. Artwork and text © Patrick Burke.

12/22/16

Heart of Gold - All Day in the Orchard - Visualmyth

Neil Young's Heart of Gold is the soundtrack for this visualmyth. Computer graphics and animation powered by ONADIME. Heart of Gold © Neil Young. Visualmyth © Patrick Burke.

12/21/16

Beach Love in the Year 3000

Love survives into the year 3000 in this visualmyth that remixes Paul Young's song Everytime You Go Away and sounds from Paul Downes of Cavern Studios, Amsterdam. (radio interference, solar and nuclear radiation). Animation powered by ONADIME. Visualmyth © Patrick Burke.

12/19/16

Ana Moura - Loucura - visualmyth

Ana Moura sings a shortened version of "Loucura". Visualmyth © Patrick Burke. Powered by ONADIME.

12/14/16

Infinity Scarves - Visualmyth Fabric - Nautical Collection

Printed on 100% Silk, Polyester Crepe de Chine or Silky Faille. Approx. 13"-17" x 72" depending on the design. (approx. 33.02cm - 43.18cm x 182.88cm). Image is printed on both sides. Serge rolled hem. The image shows the full 52" width (132.08 cm). Photographs soon. Sewn edge to edge, in a double sided circle, infinity. All designs © Visualmyth Fabric. Image above: World Map 1794 by Samuel Dunn. Image above: World Map 1794 by Samuel Dunn, details.

12/8/16

JFK - Peace and War мир и войны - visualmyth

President John F. Kennedy's lucid warning to generations in the crosshairs of nuclear weapons. Contains excerpts from his American University Speech, June 10, 1963. The boatswain's whistle at the beginning signals "all hands on deck". Visualmyth © Patrick Burke.

12/4/16

Gisela Joao - Voltaste - visualmyth

A visualmyth inspired by the Portuguese Fado. Gisela Joao singing "Voltaste". Original artwork by Patrick Burke, egg tempera and graphite on paper and bisque fired earthen ware. "Telegram From Azul" Visualmyth © Patrick Burke. *вернуть "to return" - voltaste*.

11/22/16

INFINITY scarves - Visualmyth Fabric

Printed on 100% Silk, Polyester Crepe de Chine or Silky Faille. Approx. 25" x 72" (50.8cm x 182.88cm) depending on the design. Serge rolled hem. Sewn edge to edge, in a double sided circle, infinity. All designs © Visualmyth Fabric.

11/10/16

From November 4 - January 2, 2017 we are happy to be exhibiting tapestries at Hashtag, a high quality legal cannabis store in Seattle. The first selection of the rotating tapestries include the wonderful Seattle Public Market Murals by Billy King, printed on fabric for the first time and ready to bring the Seattle magic to environments everywhere. Fiona McGuigan is exhibiting "Faces" - a wall transformer. We are also including a Nautical Collection tapestry, celebrating the legacy of ocean going cultures, including those in the Pacific Northwest with "Night Fishing on the North Pacific".

10/30/16

Jo Mora - Tapestries - Visualmyth Fabric.com

Beautiful fabric, digitally printed. Tapestries and Scarves. Visualmyth Fabric.com