I lost it at the end.
Okay, I had to check out the Van Eyck thing. I was a bit in denial because, come on, every single person can’t look like President Putin!
There are no words to describe how wrong I was.
Motoi Yamamoto - Floating Garden
Japanese artist Motoi Yamamoto is back with an amazing, new installation all made out of salt. Floating Garden resembles the ominous image of a tropical storm, similar to the satellite shot you’d see during a weather forecast. Using ordinary table salt, Yamamoto meticulously constructs his incredible works, this time spending more than 10 hours a day for over a week on the floor of The Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery of Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.
The artist started working on the installation on February 24 and just completed it last night. The opening reception is tonight and it will remain on display until April 12. The salt, which was donated by The Morton Salt Company, will ultimately be dispersed into the Great Salt Lake.
For those unfamiliar with this artist, Yamamoto began working with salt in 1994 after his sister, just 24 at the time, died of brain cancer. In order to cope with her death, he began making art that reflected his grief. In Japan, salt is used as a part of rituals in some funeral ceremonies and also used to ward off evil spirits and welcome good ones.
It’s been a while since I made a b&w print in the dark room.
ISO 400 35mm film. 6 second exposure 5 clicks down on enlarger (had a newly replaced bulb and I had enlarger very close to easel). Perfection for a cloudy day pointing up at the sky.
I think I’ll get a Nantucket bike basket this summer and Pup Eva in it. I think she’ll visit Ack this summer :)
used the “sunny 16” rule on top of Loveland pass when it was too windy for me to stand long enough to set my fstop and shutter speed accordingly. These negatives are going to need a filter or my own finesse at the enlarger.
Found a dark room in Boulder. So excited about this opportunity to get in a dark room again and create my own prints from an enlarger. Stay tuned for more!!!!
There’s something about this island.
The beach has its unique dunes and curves.
The water has its soft swells that hug instead of hit your body.
Catching a wave on a long/short board: mimics excitement rather than fear.
Plush sand under your feet. An island sans traffic prevails a salty taste a sweet smell and an ever encompassing breeze.
This is the island I live to love. Bring me bACK always.