well it has definitely been a one of a kind summer. i saw so much amazing art work that i'm still processing it all. and now that it's nearly time to go back to work i'm very thoughtful about many things.
i've been thinking about how different teaching and learning are. how i already miss being in school. having purpose and standards and having to defend my ideas. i probably go a little crazy without that structure.
what moved me most this summer? marble sculptures. how the fuck did they make those. i can understand the additive method. building out. but the subtractive is nearly impossible for me to comprehend. how does one start with a block of stone and remove just the right amount?
oh there's so much more, but the question is now what? so i've thinking about my new series of self portraits in masks and what it means, besides being fun and a distraction and i think i need to maybe put that one on the shelf for a bit.
so the new idea rambling around the dusty corners of my brain has to do with the landscape, rorschach tests and photoshop. i'm wondering about how i could provoke a viewer's imagination by creating a kind of rorschach out of the environment, maybe i would add hidden imagery like in those old - was it called hideaway? magazines where you would try and locate a face in the trunk of a tree? i don't know obviously this is new. if you were here to talk me through it, it would probably go much smoother. here are a couple of very rough drafts...