Thursday, April 21, 2011

Porkchop Lived Here

A couple weeks back I drove past this house. I saw the gate and stopped. It looked like some sort of memorial, which made me curious. So apparently some child (or innocent and delicate adult, I don't know) put up this sign. It has a drawing of Porkchop, a dog who apparently died back in January, another figure named DeDe, and then a figure that says "me". Its all quite nice and precious. I liked everything about this scene; the sign, the light, the houses, the stuff in the yards, the pollen on the ground, the chain around the gate, the leaves, the bouquet of flowers on the fence, the cinder blocks, the children's play set, the satellite dish, the trash can, the wreath... you name it. There is a lot going on.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Finally getting the picture

I've driven past this scene so many times, but never stopped to make a photograph. Part of the problem was seeing it from the road and not knowing how to get the right angle. Well, earlier this week the light was as I'd seen it so many time before, but this time I was determined to stop and attempt to make a picture. I was able to find the angle once I drove around and found the spot. And being resourceful, I was able to get high enough to capture what I was after.

Probably my favorite detail is the little dog in the window at the bottom trailer. Its hard to see at this size and viewing on a computer, but its there. I've made several pictures with little dogs in a window or door, and they are an element that really pleases me for some reason. Probably because she was barking at me the whole time and letting me know she was there. I liked the fact she was there.

Elvis on Velvet (actually cotton)

Last week I was driving around and came across a yard sale where I spotted a towel with Elvis' image. It was really exciting for me. The experience got even better. When I went to investigate and make a picture, I also found an unopened Elvis puzzle. The $2 for the puzzle was exchanged ( I didn't have enough for the towel) made my picture and was on my way. Pretty much the best day ever.

Monday, April 11, 2011

4th Annuale Light Factory

I found out today that I was accepted into the 4th Annuale at the Light Factory. There are six artists included in the show and I will be exhibiting seven pieces. Dr. Susan H. Edwards curated the show and has recently organized the William Eggleston exhibit Annointing the Overlooked, which includes much of his early work from the 1970s. I'm very pleased to have been selected for the exhibit and look forward to seeing the work of the other photographers.

The show opening is Saturday June, 4th. More info is below.

May 30 - September 25, 2011
Knight Gallery
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 4, 2011

For the fourth year, The Light Factory is excited to host the Annuale, a juried competition which gives us the opportunity to view challenging and inventive new work from photographers and artists throughout the country. Our distinguished juror this year, Dr. Susan H. Edwards, Executive Director and CEO of the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, will review the entries received and ultimately pick 6 winners. Selections of their work will be exhibited in The Light Factory Fourth Juried Annuale.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


My business card for the art school I'm starting. Hopefully the name isn't too long. It could maybe be even longer. But we are a five star facility and completely unaccredited. I don't have a direct line for phone yet, but the actual card will have a phone number. We have various departments and guarantee nothing. Maybe we can be up and running in 2012. Watch for it.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Cemetery Blooms

Blooming trees from a couple weeks ago in Cullowhee. Now that I've finished my photography for the group show, I can get back to scanning negatives. This week I'll be finishing my thesis abstract as well. The end of the semester always feels like there's too much to get done. But somehow we manage to.