I just got married 5 days ago. A couple people asked if the wedding was still on. We’d been planning it for a year and 2 months, paid all the vendors, arranged everything. Of course it was still on. It was definitely a gathering of more than 10 people and we all sat next to each other to eat, we hugged good bye. Nothing was shutting down yet though 5 days ago. No one was telling us not to gather, at least not telling us loudly enough. I will say, while bittersweet, it’s probably for the best no grandparents were able to come to the wedding.
There’s a new miniature show that just opened, and it just so happens to be local to me, and have one of my pieces in it!
I found out about the Miniature Marvels show on Sunday, February 24th and immediately got an idea for it. I’m typically pretty against creating new work for shows, but was passionate about making this particular piece. I’ve never felt I could just print photos small for a miniature based show, and am not a miniaturist per say, so I just don’t enter them. This idea however allowed me to combine actual tangible miniatures with my miniature diorama photography.
I struggled with this one a bit. I automatically thought of my Souvenirs series I made while in Italy, and then of the photo I made of Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine in the same manner. I’ve been wanting to do a similar one using my miniature David from Italy, but holding it in front of the replica in St. Augustine that stands in front of Ripley’s.
In any case, I didn’t have a chance to make it to historic St. Aug today, and yet I’ve been wanting to stick to the creating a new photo each day for this challenge. So, I decided to create tourist-y photos of my miniature David as if I was in St. Augustine looking at the real one. The bushes that surround the David statue here cover up his whole body from the street, leaving only the head to be seen, I’ve always thought it was kind of funny and thus had to make one of the photos of that view. I took and edited the images on my phone to give them a tourist, on the go, posted on instagram look.
In historic St. Augustine today, I bought a miniature fort and took a photo of it in front of the real thing.
I’ve been considering continuing my Souvenirs series in America for quite some time and this serves as the first of the Souvenirs (2) series.
The souvenir represents the tokens we take home with us from our travels- to remind us of the things we’ve seen, while the blurred background represents the blurring of our memories of the places we visit over time.
Photojax 2014 is coming up (January 24th-25th) and this years hashtag project is #photojaxhoods where you take pictures of your neighborhood. The deadline was originally January 5th but has been extended to the 20th. So far I’ve entered 4 images- landscape isn’t really my thing, but I still wanted to enter a few. Live in the Jacksonville area? You should submit too!
My last one for today. One more from the woods behind the park at the back of South Hampton. Someone’s been busy making some trails. I always love the light just before dusk on stormy days. #sitcjax #igersjax #photojaxhoods #staugustine #southhampton
A close up of the stepping stones that guide you across the sand to the tree island. (See my last picture for reference) #igersjax #sitcjax #photojaxhoods #southhampton #staugustine
Went over to my old neighborhood today to pick up some things. Couldn’t fight the urge to venture into the woods behind the park to see what there was to see. Last time I was there there was an abandoned picnic area with an Aztec print comforter and beer bottles a plenty. This time there was a sand crop circle around a tree with tiny stepping stones to get across. #igersjax #photojaxhoods #sitcjax #southhampton #staugustine
Wow, what a night! So many great supports came out to our event April 5th. The Hyppo was a happening place we had live music by Pam Affronti and So Intense, they were so amazing I saw people start to walk by and turn around to come check out what was going on. Oh and let me tell you about the art! Artist from the Anonymous Society of Artist came out to both support the event and contribute work to the event. Our artist line up includes:
-Michael Frank Clark
– Kyle Bromley
We had a special raffle also for over $100 in art supply give away and I am so happy to say the winner is ….. Sage Wong. I expect amazing things from this little lady. She was the youngest artist in our show. This 14 year old talent starts art high school next year so this will be a great start to her art career.
April 3rd, 4th and 5th I had local openings, each with images from The Conception and Sensation of Time. There was a great turn-out at each one and I thank all of you who came out to support local artists.
Here are a couple shots (of many) captured by Jacksonville.com at Southlight Gallery on April 3rd:
And here’s one taken by a friend at the Lufrano Gallery on April 4th:
Light Sensitive III at Southlight Gallery closes April 26th.
Pushing Up Daisies at the UNF Gallery of Art closes April 26th.
Logic vs. Imagination at The Hyppo closes April 30th.
The Senior Show at the Lufrano Intercultural Gallery closes May 3rd.