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.

Picture Post:

from process folder…

What are the methods of abstraction. How much is usable. We each find that out, leaving in and tossing out. After many years of finding my ways, I no longer ask others directions.

I do like to see what others make… interaction over time with a variety of contradictory texts is my preferred method of making a map meaningful. It is difficult to avoid the pretty.

Was a time when i did these as dye transfers… then as C-prints… then as gum prints.