I'm so grateful for my friends who participated and to those who attended. This last open studios was the right kick in the pants that I needed to motivate me to continue producing work. I realize that it has been THREE YEARS since I have stepped foot in the darkroom. 😱
I can't believe how much time slipped by.
I got some really great responses to the work at this past open studios and I see how giving these colorful works surrounding space on the white wall is crucial to their power.
I also feel like these pieces have the right amount of spontinaeity in the process and the right amount of polish on the surface in contrast to some of the work I've made in the past; they are mysterious and illusory. I love that people are experiencing that tension when they see the work. I received one comment that they felt trompe l'oeil, which felt like a win.
I always enjoy pushing the process though. How can I continue to develop this work? For now it seems it is simply a matter of production; I need to keep with this process and continue to produce at this moment. I'm excited to get back to work on the Chemigram Series.
The tension between analog and digital excites me, the play between the physical and intangible. I enjoy breathing new life into a fading medium--the world of film photography--and revive it as an electric dream.