Friday, December 19, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Sunday, December 21st
11am - 3pm
881 Clarks Lane
Artists Participating Include:
Join us for some holiday cheer and a lot of cool, affordable art!
Don't forget, we are giving away gifts from the artists! Come get some art!
Monday, December 1, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Ron built a UV exposure unit for his screen printing and I'm finding it very useful for my alternative processes. It's so much handier to have a powerful source of UV light than the sun, particularly since it's very overcast in Kentucky right now. Gear is such a geeky thing to love, but I like chemistry experiments and playing with dangerous light. It makes me feel a little more alive.
My friend Ethel was my gracious model for these images that I'm doing the gum and emulsion prints with. She was a total trooper hiking through the woods with me and getting in awkward positions for my human connection to nature photography. I truly love the interaction with the model, it's a true collaboration. The shot above wouldn't have happened if she hadn't suggested putting the sticky thistle pod into the shot. I'd been carrying that thing for about an hour, dropping it multiple times, and starting to resent picking it up. It was a perfect contrast to the lush ferns and the beautiful tones and soft texture of her hand.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Dates / Times TBA - but plan to attend.
I'm studio-cleaning and have some treasures that I'm going to be letting go of for low, low prices to make room for new, fabulous work.
So here's the low-down...
I've just completed study sketches for a new body of work and I'm totally jazzed to get photographing and printing. The work will be dealing with the themes of cloaking identity and shaping our outward appearance for public consumption.
The images I have started prepping will be very different from my older work. I'm looking for a clean, simplified expression of identity vs. the more lush, ornate work I have been accustomed to. I think this will be challenging for me because I'm so used ornate imagery and using the less is more philosophy is very new to me but feel that is one step I need to take to grow as an artist.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
I'm no stranger to stage fright, that's why I choose to be behind the camera instead of in front of it. So I surprised myself by agreeing to do an art talk for the Louisville Visual Art Association (LVAA), now which I find myself in preparations for. Artist talks are truly wonderful and I really love to hear about inspiration, motivations and the subtleties of craft from people who amaze me with their work and visions. So now I’m in this role and I have to admit that while I’m confident in my work, I’m a little nervous about following last month’s speaker Jim Grubola who did an intelligent and interesting presentation at LVAA’s Food for Thought. Jim’s talk was truly inspiring and covered his art historical inspiration, his love of grids and rendering reflections as well as photographic images of his real-world references for his art making. Not to mention that his speaking style was warm and unpretentious, and possessed an element of humor that left the audience with a good sense of his artwork and techniques. Indeed he will be a hard act to follow.
Still, I’m look forward to my presentation and know that the bar has been set pretty high. I believe I’m up to the task with only slight apprehension about speaking to a room of art-lovers and connoisseurs. My talk will focus primarily on my photographic work in historic processes and I hope to be as engaging a speaker as my predecessors in this Food for Thought program.
For more information of the Louisville Visual Art Association and the Food for Thought program visit:
And on James Grubola:
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
I'm a bit obsessed with butterflies and took a slew of pictures down in Key West at a butterfly garden. Over the last couple of years I've used the images over and over again in various art pieces but have never just printed the single frame images. Several months ago I was leaving for an art residency and looking through my photo archive. I was struck again by the beauty and vibrant colors of the butterflies and thought I should really do something with these in bold, vivid color - but what? I printed a few out and started to play with some fabulous inks I got for Christmas from my beloved's mother. What a fun way to spend a residency! I love the combination of ink with the photographs and thrilled to start combining my love of photography and illustration.