50 years alive.
I will chase down several thematic veins this year and that chase, complete with discoveries and dead-ends, IS the first part of the exhibit. There are 4 parallel — and yet symbiotic — veins: photographic, poetic/prosaic, human and compositely … philosophical.
Methods of expression — art — meet the humanities!
At the end of these activities, it is my hope that the second and final part of the exhibit will reveal itself here, on these electronic pages, at the confluence of it all.
Ultimately, the exhibit aims to unveil a better understanding of the convergence of brain, hand, heart & eye within the context of a year being both a photographer and a poet, and of also being human.
You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved. (Ansel Adams)
Imagine what is possible: images. A standard challenge for a photographer is the “365” … otherwise stated: a photo a day for a year. 2020 being a leap year, this actually means 366. The approach I am taking is empirical rather than academic, and the aggregate of information ammassed via image, title, description, edits and tags will constitute the body of evidence for the exhibit.
Full details for Surrealized 2020 – 366 can be found HERE.
The poem is a little myth of man’s capacity of making life meaningful. (Robert Penn Warren)
Imagine what is possible: words. The nature of the poet is somewhat nebulous and almost entirely dependant upon who is doing the asking and who is answering. Within the context of my own art, I self-identify as a poet and rely upon poetry to qualify the world around me. 2019 saw a great deal of this and I’m using the some 35,000 words I used during that time as footing and inspiration for 52 weeks of musings for this exhibit. These poems, with occasional prose, will chase down corridors both: random and determined; bright and dark; light and heavy; dispassionate and … deliberate all the while remaining focused on the confluences proposed in the exhibit: the Surrealized Venn.
Full details for Surrealized 2020 – 52 can be found HERE.
No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man (Heraclitus)
Imagine what is possible: activities. 2020 marks the year I turn 50 and it seems an appropriate time to undertake activities which both celebrate & test that milestone. In this, I am leveraging the affirmations made during the “Fulcrum of Affirmations” exhibit from 2019. Details on that exhibit can be found HERE
These activities will be accounted for in both photography and poetry.
Full details for Surrealized 2020 – 50 @ 50 can be found HERE.
The unexamined life is not worth living (Socrates)
Imagine what is possible… For this exhibit, and for the philosophical angle, I propose a confluence of brain, eye, heart and hand and at each convergence of distinct parts, a further confluence, and then yet again another, ultimately culminating in a central core. I’ve placed these components into a Venn diagram which I will refer to here as the Surrealized Venn
. I want to know more of that central piece and be in a position to ask of it its identity. That is the motivation behind this exhibit.
Details can be found HERE.