Thursday, January 16, 2014

Oceans and Streams

"With guilt that no man should carry, Heavy enough for me to get buried.  I feel death on the road tonight; It's got me to where I want to run and hide.  
Oh, I used to dream of oceans and streams flowing and growing strong.  Where have all those days gone?"

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Remember When (Side A)

The gaps between posts needs to shorten dramatically.  I have been working again, and am now back in full swing.  This is starting to take shape.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Strange Times

Just something I'm working on.  It's a start after a prolonged hiatus, and hopefully more will be on the way.  Tried to force myself to work for awhile, but nothing really happened.  I think I just needed some time away from everything to get a little perspective.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Been Away for too Long

Things are going slow, but I haven't quit.  Though these posts are few and far between, I have been wanting to do this for a while.  I've been dragging my heels some, though.  In truth, I have been having a hard time doing what I want to do, and lately there has been much, much more failure than success.  Another sample image that is pointing in the direction I want to go.

I think it's time to stop testing the waters, and dive right in.  Just can't seem to get in front of this, I'm always playing catch up.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Psychotic Break

So, I've been gone for a while now.

I have been working, but certainly not posting.  That is going to be changing soon, though.

I have spent the months since Grad School ended reclaiming my life as my own, and taking care of all the things that, of necessity, had fallen by the wayside over the last two years.

I am working on a new body of work, an offshoot from my grad stuff.  I am embracing the fictional element that exists in my work, and exploring that more in depth.  I am continuing with the empty spaces that capture glimpses of people without showing them directly, and with the images being largely interior domestic spaces (at the moment).  Before I explain too much more, I want to get a few more images under my belt and take some time to consider them more in depth.  

That being said, here's are some images that aren't finished yet, and sort of in-between-ideas moments.  Closer to the work I have done than the work I am doing, they will seem very familiar to anyone who remembers my more recent stuff.  The first is pretty straightforward, a new domestic scene in a new place to photograph.  The second is closer to what I will be doing (namely - the inclusion of more fictional elements) and is not a scene from my life or existence.  It is a much more staged image, with more fictional elements creeping in.  Once I have all of this more flushed out, I will start being much less cryptic and confusing.  

Treat these as stepping stone trailers - just a taste of something that will be much more well rounded when I actually start to post the newer stuff.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Heavy Soul

Well, MFA completed. I will not, however, be abandoning this blog.

Continue checking in from time to time as I continue on. I have already been working on something new, well old but new.

My last image posted, Bedroom I, will be the start of something new, I think. Instead of the last of another series, it will be the seedlings of a new body of work. A work of both truth and fiction, melding the two into a description of a somewhat real experience.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Swan Song

Looks like the end is fast approaching. Got the Artist Talk written and practiced (mostly), images ready(ish) for installation and thesis ready for defense (I Believe). All in all, seems like I'm getting near the end, ready or not.

I have been spending alot of time planning exactly what it is I am going to install next week, and have the whole thing mapped out in my head. I made small mock ups and played around with different set ups before finally figuring out what is going to be the strongest. Know the nature of the beast that is the group show, however, I have left a little bit of wiggle room for some restructuring that may need to be done when I actually see where in the gallery I am going to be. Creating something that has both the malleability to be flexible in a pinch while still retaining that strength of its concepts has proven an interesting undertaking. I've worked alot on this with my mentor Shellburne Thurber, and feel pretty confident about what I am walking in with.

Now that I actually have the final prints in hand, and can see that I am happy with them individually, I am beginning to see the installation take shape as a whole as well.

It's been interesting seeing all of this come together, and will be interesting to see how much changes even still. I've learned that nothing (and I mean nothing) ever goes quite the way I plan it. As a result I am trying to prepare myself for anything. Should be interesting...