Thursday, March 25, 2010

Notes to Myself, part 2.

I’ve been thinking about doing photography exclusively again at least for a while.  It, in some ways, seems absurd that I should abandoned the sculptural way of working, when the ink on my newly minted MFA isn’t even dry, but I need a break.  Even though three years has passed since the inception of me being a sculptor, in a broad sense, I still don't feel any more comfortable with the processes now than I did then.  I was lambasted the other day for referring to my objects as "props for photography".  It wasn't said in derisiveness; it was exactly what I meant to say. I see a direct, uncompromising relationship between my sculpture and my image-making. 
That said, I think the pendulum is swinging back to my photography roots, and why shouldn't it?  My relationship with the craft came a long time ago and hardly seems profitable to abandon it completely.
Object-making fills the time, but discovering a sense of place as it can be recorded is my ultimate goal.

1 comment:

  1. hey,
    you still have to pay the rent, it would be a lot better than digging graves.