extinction distinction

as the old ways become re-used, re-newed, many of the old timers expect praise, reward, acclaim for having learned this before you were born.

as they near extinction, they crave distinction; expect it because they lasted. Fearful that you will not remember them. You shouldn’t. Theirs aren’t the first steps from the edge. Yours might be the last; they are the ones that carry you into your future.

Method or Mindset

Old work surfaces from boxes and prompts another look. Seemingly at random, flipping through boxes, I pull prints out to place on the studio table. Just what strikes me, without seeming reason or awareness.

This time, I’ve put them into ‘method’ or ‘mindset’ groups. Several of these are from 1970; none are more recent than 2017. The oldest are the figures, which I saw/see as more line than life, although the model probably felt, even feels, differently about.

This slide set is given the same treatment, but subject makes them different, even out of place. A disrupted set.

the second show is all treated the same, but the imagery is such that a mindset is applied.

with color we gain another factor; is it a palette being worked, or is it some element of shape that makes the folio from the box. Notice the blue; bold, or very subtle (hiding in the black).

None of these are finished; worked out. They are being worked on. There are also about 8 orphans on the table that haven’t been posted.