Thursday, October 30, 2008

Just Back

my studio

I am just back from a 2 week artist residency at Ragdale. Nothing is more precious to an artist to have uninterrupted TIME and SPACE. If you are an artist, you should consider applying!

The Prarie Burn series will be unveiled in December at Full House / Pool Art Fair in Miami Beach, a satellite show of Art Basel.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

The Rejection Connection

If anyone thinks that rejection is not part of the creative process, guess again. I just learned about Jac Jemc's blog where she posts all of her rejection letters. She is a first rate writer...check it out by clicking here.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Ever Wonder

Have you ever wondering what it would be like to be Enlightened?

Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Unveiling

Last night was the unveiling of the NOT JUST ANOTHER PRETTY FACE exhibition/fund raiser at the Hyde Park Art Center. I did not realize how nervous I was until an hour before the opening. The couple who commissioned the piece had not seen it....

the drum roll......

here is the accompanying text in the exhibition catalogue.

"With my ongoing fascination with the human condition, there is no greater satisfaction than to attempt to capture the "connection" people have with each other, especially when love is involved.
Trying to make the intangibe tangible. Working with Curran and Young was a delightful experience, pushing me to reconfigure my photographic equipment so as to capture the "feel" of their relationship.
Surprises awaited me. The work was conceived in a manner which allowed the imagination to play in the dark recesses of the image while accentuating the light and sensuousness of their relationship."

Monday, October 13, 2008

Time Out

This weekend I took a time out from this crazy world. No news about the economy or presidential elections.

It is amazing to me how rejuvenating nature can be, watching the leaves gently float thru the air as the wind announced their time had come to let go, drifting gracefully as they found their next resting place.

In nature, there is no judgement, no right or wrong, no good or bad...everything just is...

how refreshing.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

New Orleans Photo Alliance

The New Orleans Photo Alliance is an artist-run nonprofit, which formed after Hurricane Katrina to showcase and celebrate photographic arts.
As a new organization, they have had incredible support from the arts community. I have a piece from my Chiapas portfolio that was accepted into a show, "ODD WORKS," which was curated by David Rubin of the San Antonio Museum of Art. The exhibit opened on Saturday night.
I had hoped on traveling there for the opening but with the upcoming election I felt that my time would be better spent canvassing for Obama. This Saturday, I found myself in Hammond, Indiana. As someone said, Illinois is like the hole in the donut...all the surrounding states are up for grabs. I decided to make my way to all 4 states. So far I have done Kalamazoo, Michigan; Iowa City, Iowa; and Hammond, Indiana. Next weekend it will be Wisconsin. If you are interested in helping out, click here.

In canvassing 8 short blocks in Hammond, Indiana I kept thinking about how we are going to take back this country, house by house, block by block, vote by vote.
There is definitely a ground swell of people who realize this election needs each and every one of us to turn the tide of the last eight years.

New Orleans Photo