Superpowers

b&w photograph of people in a quiet sunny green parkObserving and Listening have become almost superpowers in the contemporary world. Such pursuits are almost the opposite of (though are often be mistaken for) ‘consuming’, because to truly see and/or hear takes as much patience and skill as any act of creation. They are the wells that feed creation. Processes —both of observation and research— culminate in the process of making, which is, always, one of translation.

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The above was born of a comment left on another artist’s blog; I’ve adapted it to a more generalized sentiment, as I find it to be true.

Apologies for the longer stretches between posts, lately. I’m in need of a schedule to stay on track here, as I re-learn living, and balance with the full time gig/ I’d rather expected more time for writing while I was upstate, but lots of family goings-on took precedence. Happy Summer, and thanks for reading and looking! 

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fig. 1: (above) A grouping of two images from the Sunday walk in Prospect Park:
Dr Seussian grasses of towering puffs on gaunt, weather-weary reeds; the sun’s diffusion over softening ice on the lake.

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fig. 2: (above) a section of the view out my window, with fresh snow silvering the trees.

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fig. 3: (above) un petit paquet carrying some jewelry supplies from Canada.