picture post: May 16

Items from two distinct collections; both are endless, at least to me. I see no ending.

They began in the film-age.

The wag in me says: am ever so glad I waited to do anything with these… about the snow&ice items, except, they don’t actually get better sitting in a drawer, or on a hard drive. Pictures rarely have an expiration, for me. They don’t change; I do.

Many artists early work is better than later; some make their early work later in life, giving the false starters false hope, extending the myth of late bloom genius. Early experiments, explorations, these things cost less in the course of a career, as long as they aren’t detours. Most detours are merely pencil sharpening; they produce shavings, only.

Every hack at a stone isn’t a worthwhile uncovering.