Friday, June 15, 2018

Recent work: "Lamppost Shadow" and "Building Boats"

Sometimes, when you get stuck, you just keep on making things. They might work, they might not, but at least you're continuing to MAKE things. Eventually there will be a small breakthrough, one thing will lead to another, and you're off and running again.

If you get stuck, keep working. Because if you just quit, you'll just stay stuck. And that's no fun at all.

The first one here ("Lamppost Shadow"), is based on a building I photographed in Tucumcari, New Mexico. The building was old and funky, but it was the shadow that (to me) looked great.  The number 19 and some of the texture comes from a physical collage I made some time ago.

The second picture ("Building Boats"), began with my photographing cranes and buildings at the Port of Anacortes, Washington. Here and there you'll see depth markers I photographed on ships docked nearby.

Do I like these two images? Yes. Will other people like them? Not sure. Does it matter? Nope! They represent me, moving forward, trying things, experimenting, perhaps turning a corner. We shall see.

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