Monday, March 12, 2018

Monday Muse - "THE" photobook

I'm in that transitional phase where it is important to keep the process flowing by making "A" photobook while trudging along with images and structures for "THE" photobook.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Elliptical Sequence Structure - From the Idea File

The Idea is for an Elliptical Sequence Structure. Elliptical in the literary sense, suggest intentionally leaving an image out to invite the viewer to provide a mental interpretation of the missing image. In the Sequence Structure, every image is a dependent unit that either Previews or References another image and/or echoes common Elements. In this study, there are [12] full-page spreads and [6] opportunities to interpret the intentionally omitted image, the insanity is that I'll probably spend more time arriving at the image I'm not showing…than making the images that are shown. ; ]

You often hear "I liked the book better than the movie", due in some part to the word images formed by the reader being of a more personal interpretation.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Monday Muse - Idea File

In a recent artist talk, I mentioned that I keep an Idea file, usually single-line entries of random thoughts and/or ideas for projects that might be otherwise forgotten. Ideas are only the detritus of a creative mind unless they are acted on, Unfortunately, I have far more ideas than either energy or ambition. 

Friday, March 2, 2018

March Kraft Paper Diary - Dummy

Dummy for an Elliptical Sequence Structure*. Drum leaf, three-panel Do-See-Do with [12] spreads en-collage.

*More soon…

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Book on the Wall

After several hours effort, the frames borrowed for GRAC have been re-hung in new arrangements. Prints for the living room frames will be from a new Elliptical Sequence Structure book project i.e. prints displayed as a Book on the Wall.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Waiting for Rose…

Long time since I made a simple image.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Monday Muse - The Thing is…

By tomorrow evening yet another show will be put to bed, all told I will have put in excess of 24 hours toward the show and added 400 miles to the odometer, plus the work of volunteers who spent over a day to hang it. Hopefully, someone will have gotten something from all our efforts but I'm losing my enthusiasm for it. The show penciled in for July may be my last of the conventional shows in favor of two-hour pop-ups with an artist talk. 

While the 17 frames robbed from the house left bare walls in an already bleak February, re-hanging brings about another dilemma. As this would be the ideal time to swap in some new prints, I have had the idea for some months that rather than just displaying random prints as they come, the installation might take on the form of "A Book in Frames". Something else to work on…

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Monday, February 19, 2018

Monday Muse - Little Drama's

Sometimes it's about grabbing the camera and finding a little drama…won't save the world,…but will save the moment.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Monday, February 12, 2018

Monday Muse - Fragments

Blessed with a mild afternoon last Friday I got out for some work on the street but was able to line up only a few interesting images. This year I'm also collecting Fragments for use in the Kraft Paper Diaries, helps to fill those voids on the street. 

Monday, February 5, 2018

Monday Muse - Into February

Onward into February, arguably the longest month of the year. After last week’s road race and pitstops for the opening[s] of my Recent Work show in Mt Sterling, I’m back to flogging photobook concepts on the storyboard, completing this year’s first Kraft Paper Diary, and having borrowed seventeen frames from the house for the show…it’s a good time to repaint the living room. 

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Gateway Regional Art Center - Patrons Opening

Great opening, excellent food, and exquisite presentation…many thanks to the staff and volunteers!

Monday, January 29, 2018

Monday Muse - Consternation

My last book of 2017 was 40 Street, an aesthetically sequenced Monolog of untitled single images i.e. a gallery show at arm's length. While the photobook projects are fun and have received positive feedback, my interests have evolved to develop photobooks with images “and” words that provide for multiple interpretations. With little precedent to follow, it is not an easy snowball to start rolling…and the source of my current consternation. While January is usually my least productive month…this one has been particularly so.