Monday, November 28, 2005

Bennington Landscapes

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This is a series of landscapes from Bennington. They are all 4x5 negatives printed in Paladium.
Under each image is the exposure under the UV lamp.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

My Art

For the past three years I have been a struggling artist wading through the fog of a liberal arts education. I dove into everything from theatre, dance, literature, science, sculpture, music, and photography. The whole time knowing that I can do all these things but not to a degree that is satisfying. Now in my junior year here at Bennington I have a heavy burden to produce work for the senior show, to have a grounded foot in my art. To have a grounded foot in art means to have a grounded perspective of the world around me. And that for a 20 year old college student is quite near impossible as far as I'm concerned. Or at least that's just how I feel.
I just recently discovered the historical processes in photography. Through these processes I have gained an understanding of what photography is really all about. Now of course anybody could say that it is all in the eye of the beholder, but I think that's a load of crap. I think that quite simply, art (weather it be dance, sculpture, theatre, painting, or writing) is an articulation.
This is what I love about art. I am starting to realize that I am quite a simpleton, and I continue to go through the world bringing it to its simplest form. Which is why I am so interested in these processes in photography. I realize that these processes are raw, uninhibited. To me they produce images that are closer to the truth of what the world looks like than any other modern film or paper.

This is my art.