#HardHatArt

Also known as #PerformanceArt. I mentioned in a recent post that I am drawn to construction sites, especially in big cities. Tower cranes amaze me. The maze of scaffolding and building parts amazes me. The hard hats who negotiate the maze and produce awe-inspiring buildings have my highest regard. But most of all, I am fascinated that the visual display you see before you at any given moment is quite ephemeral. Tomorrow the hard hats will go to work again, and their work will change the view forever. So each time I click the shutter, I am framing and freezing…

Art Flow, Part 3

Well, that took awhile! How can I be so busy, given that I am supposedly retired?! However it happened, this is finally the third and last installment of my posts about my four pieces invited to Art Flow 2019 in Baton Rouge. (See Art Flow 1 and Art Flow 2 below. Often invitations to juried exhibits include a requirement that the pieces submitted have been completed in the preceeding two years. This particular call to submit did not, which made it possible for me to submit a piece I like very much but completed in 2012 when I was working…

Art Flow, Part 2

So… I just finished framing the 3rd and 4th images to be delivered tomorrow to Art Flow in Baton Rouge. I am particularly excited that “Take Flight” was invited to this show. I have been photographing construction sites for a long time, but it has seemed that no one else sees what I see in them. And what do I see? #HardHatArt #PerformanceArt I have the utmost regard for hard hats. I mean, look at that maze. That dense, intricate web of pieces. Regardless of how detailed the drawings, how they keep track of what they’re doing, how they know…

Art Flow, Part 1

More great news! Tuesday, March 12, I will drive to Baton Rouge with four artworks to install at three different locations as part of Forum 35 and the Arts Council of Baton Rouge’s major project, Art Flow 2019. Two of my four works invited into this major juried show will be installed at the offices of Visit Barton Rouge, 359 3rd St # A in downtown Baton Rouge. What a great location! The two works to be exhibited at Visit Baton Rouge both arise from my ongoing appreciation of architecture. One is an architectural treasure right here in Louisiana: the…

Seize the Moment

My rather crazed existence does not give me the time to do nearly as much of the thing that makes my soul sing as I need and desire. I must carve out and take moments here and there. Yesterday I spent most of the day at a 5-hour meeting about 2 hours from home. It was an important meeting. Good work was done. But, of course, I would always rather be out with my camera! So I take it along. Coming home the weather had turned chill, rainy and gloomy, so actually stopping for 20 minutes of late afternoon light…

#50@$50

For the third year in a row, I will have three artworks hanging in North Central Louisiana Arts Council’s #50@$50 exhibit. This year, the exhibit will be at Ruston Artisans, 203 W. Alabama St., Ruston. This is a one night show! The artworks will be displayed Tuesday, February 6, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The title of the show is descriptive: 50 small artworks will be for sale at $50 each. If you want a piece, you pay for it on the spot, and when you’re ready to leave, take it off the wall and take it home with you. Last…