Pro tip: when your friends play you your favorite song ever and you're the only one in the room be sure to include yourself if the mirror so that when you're finally granted your time travel abilities 23 year old you will believe you. #leicam10#blueandyellow
It's been a depressed about my country kind of weekend.
"I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time -- when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what's true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness... The dumbing down of American is most evident in the slow decay of substantive content in the enormously influential media, the 30 second sound bites (now down to 10 seconds or less), lowest common denominator programming, credulous presentations on pseudoscience and superstition, but especially a kind of celebration of ignorance." -Carl Sagan 1996
let's see if I can get this right:
someone is lost
someone feels something
someone makes something
someone hears the thing and feels the thing
someone feels less alone
someone sticks around
someone can take it anymore
someone remembers the thing they heard
someone makes something
someone hopes it will mean something to someone
someone keeps trying hoping it will fill a hole
sometimes it does
sometimes it doesn't
someone tells someone it's working
someone isn't sure
someone feels better doing this than anything else
but someone can't shake that shadow
someone meets someone and thanks them for their art
someones make art together
someones are full and right there empty with you
someone let's someone play that music in the car together
someone sings along with someone at the top of their lungs
it's cheesy and funny and ironic and powerful
someone chooses to find meaning in a sphere inherently devoid of it
someone keeps trying
someone is still here
someone is in here
I've been making some work that I'm keeping off social media. I didn't intend for that to be the case but when I thought about sharing here it just didn't feel right. It's been interesting to see how it feels to have art I'm only sharing with people in person. I grabbed this shot of @miahperez going through it while we had lunch during my last trip to Utah. Printing and sharing work in person has been so meaningful to me this year. I'll be showing the work I've been keeping offline at my upcoming workshops in SLC and Glasgow. There are links in my bio if you're interested. What about you? Do you make art you specifically don't share online? How do you feel about it?
SLC Workshop!! Sept 15-16
Hometown show! haha... but seriously. I'm teaming up with some of my best friends to do a special Utah workshop. We will be meeting and shooting in some of my favorite spaces and collaborating with some of my closest friends.
Welcome party at my favorite SLC bar @_therest
Free mindfulness class from an MBSR instructor
Workshop in the new and gorgeous @uwestslc
A signed 11x17 Fine Art Print (my personal favorite part)
Friends as models like @lianna_michelle here.
After party with the local art/music/food scene.
Link in bio or in my story. If you know someone who might be interested tag them. Thanks!