“Many memories are dead ends. That’s why I throw away a thousand pages. If you haven’t thrown away a thousand, then you don’t have four hundred that are worth a shit. You have to edit ruthlessly.”
We had over ten models including Autumn at my #creatingyourvision #photographyworkshop interacting with the juried sculpture exhibit Art on the Trails and the sublime natural beauty in Southborough, Ma. Great weather, wonderful art and superb models made for a spectacular day! Stay tuned for details regarding the next workshop on October 18 involving lots of snakes and beautiful models just in time for Halloween.
Each of us is a tiny being, permitted to ride on the outermost skin of one of the smaller planets for a few dozen trips around the local star.
- Carl Sagan
From the sea of effortlessness is a term that came up with this shoot of Kali at the Temple to Music. When I have writer's block, or am stuck coming up with a creative idea, I try to just actually feel what I am trying to say and however subtle, make it personal.
#effortlessness #dancer #thedance #bellydancer #dancephotography, #freewill #goddess #blackandwhite #temple #customcostume
“For Reasons I Cannot Explain”
20 x 20”
I have returned to the abandoned convent, the Sisters of Mercy, each trip to County Clare, Ireland. Together with the late David Lang, some wonderful sculptural and photographic art has been created and shared from this site. On this particular occasion, I was standing in the kitchens of the convent and heard a whooshing sound overhead. Looking up with my camera, I bore witness to these jackdaws swooping gracefully in and out and over the ruins. I am returning once again to Ireland in hopes to say hello to my new observant friends.
'There are many a rumor of the Jackdaw being a bad, or even an evil, omen that can indicate bad luck and bad fortune in your life. Generally, through befriending the Jackdaw totem the bad luck and bad fortune can be faced and worked through. The Jackdaw is in truth an omen to indicate what needs to be brought to attention in your life. With Jackdaw there are often powerful portends and premonitions ... as a familiar and totem guide, the Jackdaw makes an excellent companion.'
'The species may be the only animal aside from humans known to understand the role of eyes in seeing and perceiving things, according to a new study by Oxford University. While humans often use visual clues to communicate, it wasn’t known whether other animals share this social ability until recently.
“For Reasons I Cannot Explain”
is currently on exhibition as part of the "In the Zone" juried group show
377 North Main Street
Mansfield, MA 02048
Dates: September 1 - December 31, 2020
#Slainte #craic #exhibition #convent #ireland #davidleeblack #ennistimon #crow #abandonedplaces #forreasonsIcannotexplain #urbex #messengers #passage #freewill
#contemporaryart #contemporaryartist #contemporaryartists #fineartphotography #contemporarypainting #creativelife #artoftheday #contemporaryartcurator #fineartphotography #bostonartist #bostonart #bosarts #bostonartscene #bostondotcom #artnewengland #davidleeblack #artscopemagazine #artgallery #sowaboston
In my life, there are a few places, or maybe only the one place, where something happened, and then there are all the other places.
We are not close, my family and I. It is mostly distance. I suppose it always is. But there are shining shared moments that stay. Like this one late summer afternoon along the Missouri River near Mokane, Mo where my sister and I walked together, then apart, then together again.