(First, just an FYI-I am hard at work on finishing the book I am writing. Knowing I'd be sorta absent, I stored a few posts for the blog.)
Kelsi Maree Borland had contacted me to let me know a piece I had written for the November/December 2008 issue of Somerset Studio, The Poetic Eye I was being reprinted in Artist's Cafe: Best of Somerset Studio Art & Design. I received my contributor's copy of this lush, 14 page semi-annual magazine, and to my surprise, my work was featured in not one, but two articles!
I was paging through the magazine when I found The Artist's Profile piece that Ricë Freeman Zachary wrote for Somerset Studio in 2003! I was confused at first, thinking, "This isn't what Kelsi contacted me about... What happened?" Puzzled, I flipped a couple more pages and found the Poetic Eye I piece. TWO articles! How fabulous!! I should have noticed the cover text, perhaps! I definitely am grateful to Kelsi and to Christen for choosing my work! Thanks!!
Here's a look at some images from The Poetic Eye I article.
And here is a glimpse of the Artist's Portfolio piece that Ricë wrote way back when! (thank you so much, Ricë!)
I have to tell you that when I read this article, I was amazed at how much my life has changed in the seven plus years that have passed since Ricë interviewed me by telephone.
Besides differences between my personal and family life then and now- which are nothing short of immense and miraculous, I was struck by the fact that I shot FILM then, for gosh sakes! Film! The journals below span a four year time frame. The photos you see in the journals are a mix of 120 film (medium format- Hasselblad & Holga), 35mm film, Polaroid-(600, Spectra, SX-70). I manipulated the images various ways- solvent transfers of photocopies using acetone and xylene, cyanotypes using negatives created on transparencies, Polaroid transfers or emulsion lifts using 35mm color slides, Polaroid pack film and a DayLab! Every new method I'd try was a fun and exciting exepriment! I had forgotten!
And, even with ALL the changes my life has undergone in the past seven years, one thing remains the same- my studio space is still in the kitchen! Clearly, something about that works for me!