ideas. thoughts. brainstorms. schemes. studio scraps. little lightening bolts. works in progress.
Latest evolution in recent work involves figuring out how to "break" paper - playing with shatter patterns and continuing to use my little slice of the sky as a light box.
Times are really weird friends...keep making. <3
Test pieces for a new body of work I will be exhibiting in September 2020. Playing with light, entrances and exits, surface manipulation, and condensation as a means to convey exact moments of grief both instantaneously pierced and strenuously revisited.
Sifting through old images (left, fall 2018) and new images (right, last night - 1/24/2020) I still think about the next chapters of junk dazzle silhouettes - the body interacting with material/more abstraction of the body itself vs. letting the body totally be as is with no forced posing or trying to appear a certain calibrated and calculated way. Even still, there are certainly internalized positions I automatically fall back to in both of these shots - a body language ingrained.
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Early on in the summer of 2018, still in the haze of postgraduate purgatory (round 2), I wondered what it would be like to know the arrangement/pairing/partner/interaction I wanted beforehand, and execute it during the initial photographing process. Before, hundreds of images were shot, arranged, printed, extracted, and paired together in any way I saw fit - like a puzzle where the pieces were never tethered to a greater whole. The shots below demonstrate my new attempt:
Followed up with some pleasingly crude digital collaging...
...resulting finally in an equally crude drawing on tracing paper I quite like.
Lately, and ironically enough, I've thought that me / my body / my face/ anything directly and obviously mememememe should take a backseat visually in newer work, at least for a little while. I don't know exactly why; perhaps fatigue or maybe feeling it's all too repetitive. Regardless of the reason, the uncertainty and internal struggle will ultimately feed the work itself. It always does.
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