Monday, August 20, 2007

leveling out

Blue Blur I

Been playing around with some out of focus photographs lately. Don't know where it might lead, but so far it's an interesting experiment.

I feel like I'm back on track in the studio. What helped, I think, was the pressure-release valve of a friend's house-warming party this weekend. I hadn't realized that it had been almost two months since I'd last spent any real time with some friends and acquaintances. Between seeing them and indulging in a nicely spiked punch, life seemed sudenly better all of a sudden *heh*

That's a long-winded way of saying that I'm over the hump. This morning's session went very well and with none of the 'what the fuck is happening?' of last week. These cycles come and go, but the work always gets done somehow.

My new art reading is Pictures Of Nothing, by the late Kirk Varnedoe. It's a collection of Varnedoe's last six lectures given at the National Gallery of Art, the last of which was delivered just three months before his death in 2003. From what I've read about the book so far, it's looking to be an interesting read and argument for abstract art. In we go...
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