Saturday, July 10, 2010

everybody here needs a shove

Saturday morning, and I just found out that I juried into the Top 25 at Birmngham Artwalk 2010!
Saturday morning, and I'm making mix CD's for my bosses' daughter, in the least creepy way possible!
Saturday morning, and I cannot bring myself to log off of facebook!

So, yeah, I'm doing more collage work lately. The work is still dealing with personal v. public personas, secret lives, dark secrets, people facebook thinks you know but that you avoid like a high school reunion on Leper Island, celebrities, criminals, gossip queens, Aries Taurus Gemini Cancer Leo Virgo Libra Scorpio Sagittarius Capricorn Aquarius Pisces people, and maybe even a Dracula or two - but it's turning out less noisy, more refined than what I've made in the past.

There's also a lot of photography coming up these days, though I hesitate to call it photography, per se. It's all digital, hell, it's camera phone. And my problem with this is that the secret of photography (in it's analog form) is the darkroom - there's just as much artistry there as in the field. Of course, Photoshop et al is pretty similar in terms of developing the pieces, but it's a bit different. I'd be more comfortable with a new term. Maybe I'm too scarred from being overly PC for too long. Whatever.

Here's a photo or two I've taken recently: