I have a exhibit coming up in september and have been thinking about having my first official photography show. this is not a new medium for me... however, i have never put together a show just around my photographs. i will try to post here as i begin to work through the different series i have collected down to my final edits and creations for the show... so please check back and let me know what you think.
ps. you can find more images on the PRINTS/PHOTOS page of this website.
I have been spending a lot of time lately looking over past artwork and reconsidering my various creative paths... considering completely reworking and/or adding to old pieces... starting new projects and series, etc.
MonuMental Manhattan is a series I came across that I had begun over 15 years ago while living in NYC working on my MFA at Pratt Institute. I had been struck by a murder of a young child down the street from me and at the time found it so hard to understand why the world around me did not stop, look and/or feel different... it was like everything just went on... business as usual...
Graphite drawings on mylar
monument n. (L. monere, rewind)
something set up to keep alive the memory
of a person or event
This collection of scenes of violent crimes comes from television news broadcasts, newspapers, as well as my own experiences. For each drawing there was a victim of violence. Hit and run, rape, mugging, murder, hate crimes, child abuse, suicide, etc.
click here to read and see more about this project
The Sent(a)Mental Project: A Memorial to GLBTIQA Suicides will be on exhibit starting October 6th in the Chandler-Gilbert Community College Pecos Campus Library and will be on display until November 20th.
The Sent(a)Mental Project is a collection of creative works about, by, or for individuals or groups affected by suicide. The goal of this memorial project is to bring visibility and awareness to those lost within the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersexed, queer, and allied (GLBTIQA) community to suicide and mental health. The project provides and opportunity and safe space for psychiatric and suicide survivors to have their voices heard as well as loved ones share the stories of those who have been lost.
Library hours are Monday through Thursday 7:30am to 9:00pm, Friday 7:30am to 2:00pm, and Saturday 10:00am to 2:00pm.
Location: Chandler Gilbert Community College Library 2626 East Pecos Road Chandler, AZ
Here is my first video... and still figuring things out.
#6 from the Freedom of Depression : 9 Ways to Commit Suicide Series
From the road trip - photo series
Wabi-Sabi is a Japanese aesthetic that i have found myself very connected to over the years... relating to it so much that i almost had it tattooed onto my knuckles until i decided on "tomatoes" instead... ( but that is another story. )
freedom of depress(ion)
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