Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Fare the Well

Took another trip down to New York to meet with my Mentor, and it went quite well. I left feeling pretty good about what I'm doing, and completely ok with shifting gears as much as I have. So long for now, Winthrop Beach.

So my new direction is a little more stripped down, and a little less conceptual. The meaning is there, but I'm going to have to sift awhile longer to fully understand it. I hesitate to say too much before I am where I want to be, but these are a couple examples that I actually took on my trip out.

I stayed with a super cool friend who lives not too far outside the city, and got these while wondering around where she lives. Until next time all...

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Time is Running Out

There aren't enough hours in the day it seems, lately. I have been doing stuff nonstop, and going and going and going, but I don't really feel I have all that much to show for it. I'll be meeting with Dan in another couple weeks, and am very worried that I haven't done enough.

These days are just too packed lately, and I still don't feel like I have ironed out all the wrinkles in my time management strategy (mostly because I don't really have a time management strategy, but whatever).

I have deviated far from course lately, and haven't even been to the beach in a month. Instead I have been experimenting with a bunch of different ideas, and trying all of the random stuff that has been popping into my head. Random, I know.

One of the things that caught my mind was taking pictures of the images on my television screen. This has led to some interesting images and ideas, and has evolved in a few different ways already. I think its kind of interesting to use my high resolution digital camera to create these really strange low-fi images from my old CRT television.

I have also been shooting alot of film, and scanning it into my computer. Then I have been blowing them up on my screen, and reshooting it with my digital (sort of like artistic copy work). Often times I am leaving the pointer or other icons in the images, and I'm finding it adds an interesting dimension. I still plan on shooting more at the beach, however. I hope it's a good thing that I'm a little all over the place at the moment.

Also, I posted my second paper, just click the link to the right if you would like to check it out.