Did you miss me? Odds are, you didn’t. I actually started this page in hopes that I would garner a few comments, engage in conversation, talk art and such things, but no. It wasn’t to be. Anyway, I moved 2600 miles from **** to Tennessee. Haven’t put a brush to canvas in over 9 months! Was it an artist block? I don’t know….but, I am finally back in front of my easel in a light filled studio with my puppy, Picasso, at my feet. Occasionally, I step back and fear I’ll step on him!!
That gold thingy? It’s one of those micro-chips that people have planted in their arms…why? It makes for interesting conversation, no?
That’s so funny. I was photographing this piece today and my camera lectured me with a big hello digital warning that someone in the photo had blinked. Aside from the impossibility, I’m a little angry with my camera…if it so damn smart then why oh why can I not take a photo without glare? I’m blaming my camera. My camera blames me…when will it end?
It is the end of this piece though. I was thinking of adding a ribbon to hold that fish atop my model’s head, but no….I thought it might be a bit too distracting. The title? The Vanity of Technologies. Right?
I did have some good news over the weekend…together with the usual, “we encourage you to seek representation elsewhere…” I received notice that all three pieces that I submitted are to be published in the 2018 Clamor Arts & Literary Journal (University of Washington at Bothell.) How many pieces have I had published now? Must be something like a dozen – wow.
Oh! The glare of it all! I always have to stand back and take a picture somewhere mid-painting. Somehow it helps to distance myself from the work to see where I should be going! I suppose the glare from my lousy photography helps along those lines…
I like to look at paintings up close….so, I thought, dear viewers, you might like to see what my camera work leaves out – – I added several detail photos here. As you can see, a close up view reveals (that what might appear to be an over-aggressive brush when you view this piece as a whole) 0’s and 1’s are dissolving from view…or that’s what it’s supposed to be anyway. There are those that hypothesize we do not live in a base reality, that the universe is merely a hologram – a projection of reality. Well,
It seems I do a great job of photographing glare. It’s distracting. I try….