Filmmaking legend Chick Strand passed away over the weekend at the age of 77
INTRO BY TED ALVY
Fellow Feat Fans:
Two of the most amazing human beings I have ever known are Neon Park (Martin Muller) and Chick Stand (Mildred Muller). I knew of them both as individuals before I found out these two amazing artists were married. I am very sad about her passing. Chick Strand was known as a brilliant experimental filmmaker when I first saw her work at UCLA circa 1970 and then she touched many of her film students at Occidental College for about 25 years. I met Marty in May 1970 while at KPPC FM and he introduced me to the love of his life.
Peace, Ted Alvy
Photo by Neon Park
Here are a few Chick Strand URL's to get some insight into an amazing women:
CHICK STRAND Art Show (Click on Year 2000 of Previous Shows; then Click on I Have No Idea])
A MESSAGE TO ALL FROM ERIC STRAND (son)
My mom Chick Strand (Mildred Muller) passed away Saturday (July, 11, 2009) afternoon due to her cancer. Her wish was to to do so at her adored home and garden, with me, and her beloved dog "Tigo". We have discussed this for years due to her enduring so many health issues over the last 10 years. I am glad I was able to give her that final request. As much has she was ready to go her inner strength kept her going much too long than anyone expected. On her request medicine for pain was only given towards the end, finally I felt it was necessary. She was one tough lady and is now a legend with the Hospice nurses and Home Care Givers.
It is a great loss to us all. Not only was she my mom but my best friend. She was a great mom who would do anything to help me and did so on many occasions. My sister "Naja" and I were always her number one priority. She was my teacher, adviser, and safety net on so many levels.
She taught me to be strong, independent, determined, righteous, adventurous, think things through, and be creative, all in an unassuming way; all the qualities she had. Through this process I have learned how much she was loved and admired by you all and that she impacted so many.
I am sorry for your loss as well.
There is no service planned per mom's request. She will be cremated and I will mix her and Marty's (the love of her life) ashes together in an infinity box, together again, at last.
Special thanx to Ted Alvy for providing all of this information.